“Your initial impression is that she’s shy and mousey, but to your delight, as you get to know her, you realize that what you took for shyness was in fact a long simmering impatience with the rest of the world for not being as smart as she is.”


just sayin’

“I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.”
“You are allowed to be alive. You are allowed to be somebody different. You are allowed to not say goodbye to anybody or explain a single thing to anyone, ever.”
—  Augusten Burroughs (via asavagejourney) … Goodnight, goodnight. (via live-to-the-point-of-tears)

(via live-to-the-point-of-tears)


The Most Powerful Piece of Film Criticism Ever Written

Who’s the greatest American movie critic?

A lot of folks probably would say Pauline Kael or David Bordwell or Manny Farber; some might argue for more academic writers like Linda Williams, Stanley Cavell, or Carol Clover. For me, though, it’s an easy question. The greatest film critic ever is James Baldwin.

Baldwin is generally celebrated for his novels and (as Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote recently) his personal essays. But he wrote criticism as well. Mostly this was in the form of short reviews. There is, though, a major exception: his book-length essay, The Devil Finds Work, one of the most powerful examples ever of how writing about art can, itself, be art.

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I’m putting The Devil Finds Work on the top of all of my must read lists (yes I have more than one list. It is confusing).


Happy April Fool’s!

hahaha! Good one.
“I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds – but I think of you always in those intervals.”
— Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper (via billieisaguysname)


Oscar Award Winning Popcorn | HonestlyYUM 

I’m done with my detox so I’m making this with mini pb cups and junior mints.