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vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…” 
Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.
Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…”

Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.

Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

(via galentines)

— 6 days ago with 2213 notes
#elaine stritch  #rip  #rest in peace you old broad  #30 rock 
"'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick."
Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)

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— 1 week ago with 17776 notes
#yes.  #agreed  #kindness  #decency  #respect  #quote  #quotes 

It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.

get to know me meme: [1/3] franchises - Harry Potter 

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— 1 week ago with 499 notes
#love love love love love  #harry potter  #childhood  #jk rowling  #favorite beyond measure 
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
— 1 week ago with 79505 notes
#love this  #quote  #quotes  #women  #gender  #yes! 
"

You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.

Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.

"

Danielle Laporte (via tr4pezeswinger)

You change the world by being yourself, Smart Girls!

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— 1 week ago with 151056 notes
#to live by  #quote  #quotes  #be yourself unapologetically 
#america. @katieluuu

#america. @katieluuu

— 1 week ago
#america 
poehlcaats:

"I love you, and I remember the first week that we met; we looked at each other and we knew that we were gonna be life-long friends." - Amy Poehler

poehlcaats:

"I love you, and I remember the first week that we met; we looked at each other and we knew that we were gonna be life-long friends." - Amy Poehler

(Source: stamatinafeys, via galentines)

— 1 week ago with 348 notes
#these two make me happy  #Seth and Amy  #bffs  #love  #seth meyers  #amy poehler 
"

It’s also very obviously the case that jokes are fleeting, but good characters and emotional stories are forever. TV is about presenting an inviting world in which audiences want to invest their time, regularly, over many years.

Jokes help because, you know, they make people happy. But what makes people *love* a show, and get attached to it, is great characters having great adventures.

I just like that kind of show better—where the characters are generally positive and the comedy comes from goofiness and satire instead of cattiness and negativity. It’s explicitly the theme of Parks and Rec—that people need each other to be happy, that communities are important, that nobody achieves anything alone. A show with that theme needs its characters to support each other. So ours do, generally speaking.

"
Mike Schur in Poking a Dead Frog (via iloveyouandilikeyou)

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— 1 week ago with 268 notes
#i adore mike schur and everything he does  #parks and rec  #comedy writing  #supporitve caring and funny charactors  #nobody achieves anything alone  #writing  #comedy  #mike schur 
smartgirlsattheparty:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

LOVE.

smartgirlsattheparty:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

LOVE.

— 2 weeks ago with 233113 notes
#this is awesome  #rosie the riviter  #feminism  #malala yousafzai  #love  #education  #women 
"The [fourth] day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."
Johns Adams (July 1776)
— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#John Adams  #Hero  #Favorite  #History  #July 4th  #Independence Day  #American Revolution