IF FIRE WERE WATER
this is far too mesmerizing not to reblog
“Still, I can’t help but feel guilty that when I saw that “Friday,” video, I laughed my ass off and showed it to a friend. It didn’t dawn on me until that video had over ten million plays how cold that was. I’d like to sincerely apologize to Rebecca Black. Sorry to be one of those mean faces in the crowd.” —
PATRICK STUMP I LOVE YOU.
“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
“And people are often unable to do anything, imprisoned as they are in I don’t know what kind of terrible, terrible, oh such terrible cage. […] Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection. Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.” —Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo (July 1880) (via predatorywaspobserver)
- Reporter: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
- Joss Whedon: Because you're still asking me that question.