"Our ingénues rarely win Oscars. It is our seasoned comediennes, sassing their way through lines like, “Molly, you in danger, girl!” or throwing frying pans at their pregnant daughters, who take home the gold. It is the reality star who belts a gut-wrenching beggarly torch song to a man already walking away or the naked grieving mother sexing the guard who executed her husband. The round, battered, quick-witted maid who bakes her own excrement into pies. They are the ones who win. And we are proud of their achievements. We take everything we get, and we are glad for it."
Jean Michel Basquiat by Jonathan Becker 1985
This is what a librarian looks like. Beautiful and inspiring.
This photo series comes with some pretty great librarian quotes. Here’s my favorite, from JP Porcaro:
"… The best quote I found about libraries is actually by Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. He says, ‘When you’re growing up, there are two institutional places that effect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.’ The public library is a great equalizer.”
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
—Roald Dahl (via misswallflower)
"Ethnic minorities have the same trouble as women. The study notes that there is a woeful underrepresentation of people of color in all media genres and in movie portrayals; Latinas and black women are still largely depicted along stereotypical lines. Most top-grossing and well-paid directors are still largely male. In a country where ethnic minorites are slated to be the majority in the U.S. between 2043 and 2050 and where women are more than half of the population, you have to wonder how it is possible that mass media continues to undervalue the contributions of women and people of color in telling America’s narrative"
"I write where I can and when I can, but I’m always writing."
My forever poet crush, Pablo. He had me at The Captain’s Verses.
"You know the cliché: You’re out on the town, you’re doing drugs, you’re drinking, you’re running on the walls, you’re pissing on the fireplace. It’s a cliché. Often you run into artists who live that life—and at one point, you find out that they’re not actually producing that much art. They’re living the life of the artist without the work."