“We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.”—Art Buchwald (via creatingaquietmind)
“It is risky to show how much you care about the things you do or try. I think that is why we live in such an ironic age. It is risky to be earnest. It is risky to show that you care. Irony is like bubble wrap.”—Linda Urban (author, Hound Dog True)
my infinite summer is over and i am leaving the old me behind in between pages ripe with unharvested crop lines of highlighted favoirte prose. It’s technically bailey’s turn to find and lose herself in my copy.
Also i need book recommendations. Where do i go after DFW? My brother wants me to…
Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis. For the cover alone. Also, think Frankenstein + Planet of the Apes + something existential for good measure.
The 96% of the people who read this will not have the guts to reblog this. When Goku dies in the explosion with Cell, he thought of both you and me. If you are part of that 4% that doesn't feel ashamed to love Goku, reblog this. Thank you Goku. I as well lifted up my arms when you asked for energy for the genkidama and as well tried to do the kamehameha wave.
“The Hollywood formula could be called Boy Wants Girl, Girl Doesn’t Want Boy, Boy Harasses Girl, Boy Gets Girl. Many movies teach that if you just stay with it, even if you offend her, even if she says she wants nothing to do with you, even if you’ve treated her like trash (and sometimes because you’ve treated her like trash), you’ll get the girl. […] There’s a lesson in real-life stalking cases that young women can benefit from learning: Persistence only proves persistence—it does not prove love. The fact that a romantic pursuer is relentless doesn’t mean you are special—it means he is troubled.”—Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear (via socalfeminist)
Things That 60-Something-Year-Old Library Volunteers Can Do That I Cannot:
• Remark loudly about the cuteness of a male patron while he’s still within earshot
• Criticize aforementioned patron’s choice to wear a hat indoors — also while he’s within earshot
• Announce that she is leaving early to get her shingles shot