“Yo-yo is an inaccurate way to describe weight fluctuation. It is not the term anyone would use to describe the highs and lows that were the basis of my self-esteem. Yo-yo sounds frivolous, childish, disrespectful. Yo-yo sounds like a thing outside of yourself that you can just decide to put away and not pick up anymore.” —Portia de Rossi; Unbearable Lightness
“If a dollar box of Twinkies makes you feel happy when the rest of your life is no fun, that is a dollar well spent. Sometimes my mom and I would spend $20 per trip on just junk food, but that was the only $20 we spent on anything frivolous the entire week/month/whatever. And by frivolous I mean anything other than bills and gas money. Again, living without this stuff makes you feel poor. Sometimes you need to have some small luxuries to feel human, and personally, my need to feel human is more important than my need for broccoli.” —elfstaranymore: How You Shop When You Are Poor
“With any of the Miley Cyrus shit, or any of that Vanessa Hudgens shit — I would never issue an apology for my life and for who I am. It’s like, Oh, I’m sorry I took a naked, private picture that someone is an asshole and sold for money. I’m sorry if someone else is a dick. No. You shouldn’t have to apologize. Someone betrayed Vanessa, but no one’s angry at that person. She had to apologize. I hate Disney for making her do that. Fuck Disney. Yeah, that was probably a bad move — they own everything. But it’s not right. They take these little girls, and they put them through entertainment school and teach them to sing and dance, and make them wear belly shirts, but they won’t allow them to be their own people. It makes me sick.” —
I really dislike a lot of what Megan Fox says, but this, right here? This is perfect.
“YOU, FEMALE LIVING PERSON, ARE RESPONSIBLE… …to quit the derogatory usage of “slut” and “whore” and other unsuccessfully reclaimed words. I’m revolted by how many of my friends say “slut” and suchlike to describe females who dress or behave badly; females whom their boyfriends/crushes find attractive; females of whom they’re irrationally jealz. Here’s a recent, true-life usage, as remembered from my BBM: “I was called up on stage to make out with Usher… and then he picked some blonde whore instead.” Ew. Ew ew ew. How old are you, first of all? Old enough to have seen Mean Girls more than once? I’ve got nothin’ Tina Fey hasn’t already said. Learn it.” —
Part of this was quite problematic, but other parts of it were poignant. Worth a look for the good points.
“It is a little bit of a mini-tragedy that him and Magneto don’t, you know, have sex and become married and become best friends.” —James McAvoy, interview at the Daily Telegraph (via neuroticinfinity)
“I’m not interested in being unique or different. Everyone is different. No two persons have the same mouth shape for example, and so without making any effort we’re all different. The problem is not how to become different or unique, but how to share an experience, how to be the same almost, how to communicate.” —Yoko Ono (via aeloquence)
“Some people aren’t books; they’re poems.” —a softer world: 680