“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.”—Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Rose:Tell me a story. It always worked when I was a little girl.
Blanche:I don't know any stories!
Rose:MAKE ONE UP!
Blanche:All right. Once upon a time there were three bears---
Rose:Not that one!
Blanche:Elephants. And they lived with a little girl named Rose.
Rose:The elephants lived in the house?!!
Blanche:They were elephant dolls. Every night when Rose would go to bed, she would take the three elephants with her because they made her feel so safe and secure.
Blanche:Right, elephant dolls. Until finally one night they got so sick and tired of Rose annoying them that they went off to sleep someplace else, and two big ol' escaped convicts snuck in through the window and MURDERED ROSE IN HER SLEEP!!!
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”— Buddha (via dubonics)
“[BP] gave up on getting the oil out of the water a long time ago. Now the challenge is to get the water and all the dead shrimp and stuff out of the oil.”—WYATT CENAC, on BP’s bullshit efforts to stop the oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico, on The Daily Show (via inothernews) (via apsies)
“What young women want and need today is secure gainful employment, the right to equal work, the right to make decisions about our bodies and sex lives without moral intimidation, and the right to be treated as full human beings even if we are not beautiful, skinny, white and wealthy.”—
There was a point in the movie where Charlotte exclaims something like “Being a mom is so hard… I can’t imagine how women with jobs or without nannies do it” and while I appreciate the sentiment, I rolled my eyes so hard they got stuck to the theater floor.