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"Always return to how they feel about things,” Mariska says. “Some people aren’t as intellectually driven as others, but we all cry and laugh. If you want to relate to someone in a way that will strike deeply, it’s through emotion."


— 1 week ago
#quotes  #advice 



We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975


(via whyisthebedroomsocold)

— 2 weeks ago with 70413 notes
#quotes  #gender  #femininity 

To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

This invisibility is political.

Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via funeral)

(Source: thinkspeakstress, via whyisthebedroomsocold)

— 2 weeks ago with 60108 notes
#gender  #race  #quotes 

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

— 1 month ago with 25164 notes
#quotes  #work  #money 
"He’s not a sociopath, nor is he high-functioning," the show’s creator explains. "He’d really like to be a sociopath, but he’s so f***ing not. The wonderful drama of Sherlock Holmes is that he’s aspiring to this extraordinary standard. He is at root an absolutely ordinary man with a very, very big brain. He’s repressed his emotions, his passions, his desires, in order to make his brain work better."
— 2 months ago with 10 notes
#steven moffat  #quotes  #sherlock 
""To my daughter I will say,
‘See your beauty
without a compliment
or a mirror.’”
‘Blind’ by Della Hicks-Wilson"
— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#quotes  #beauty  #femininty 
"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be someone who hates peaches."
Dita Von Teese
— 3 months ago with 118 notes
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Reminds me of this-

 ”I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.

Reminds me of this-

 ”I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.


— 4 months ago with 4 notes
#c.s.lewis  #aslan  #quotes  #the silver chair  #lion  #narnia 
"What, to you, epitomizes femininity?
I love a womanly femininity, a grown up glamour and women that are proud to be women and not trying to recapture their youth. They’re living in the moment, being confident and just enjoying being a female. Young women who are embracing grown up glamour excite me. I think it can be difficult when you’re living in an ageist society being told ‘you should look younger, you should look younger’, that youth is everything. It’s amazing to see young women [in that context] reveling in wanting to be grown women: no pigtails, no bobby socks. Let’s be women, wear womanly things and be proud of our shapes."

-dita von teese

*Swears internally*


— 4 months ago with 22 notes
#YESYESYESYESYESYEYSYESYESYESYESYESYESYES  #dita von teese  #quotes  #sexuality  #femininity 

You’ve said in the past that you find it hard to relate to the modern idea of beauty – for example, what you might see on the cover of Sports Illustrated – how do you maintain a sense of authenticity in a world that rewards a different beauty ideal?
I think it’s important for us to remember that there is no true standard of beauty, apart from the little things that make us healthy. There are certain hallmarks of beauty that we know to be true, but I’m really interested in the kinds that make us different from each other – I really like to embrace and encourage that.

My beauty and glamour idols are usually of the created kin. That’s one of the reasons I love old Hollywood and I love that whole era, because it wasn’t about natural beauty, it was about the creation of beauty and the art of creating glamour. That’s what I preach because I can relate to it and understand it. It’s always given me hope that I could do it too.

When I see someone who’s naturally perfect in every single way, with no makeup and no styling or anything - like the images I see on a Sports Illustrated swim suit cover or when I look at a supermodel – I know I can’t create that. That’s one of the reason I wear red lipstick. I love glamour, I love creating mystique: it’s something really exciting I think any woman achieve.

This is what I love about Dita Von Teese
— 4 months ago with 7 notes
#von+follies  #quotes  #dita von teese  #lingerie  #sexuality  #beauty  #femininity 
"God himself Sir, does not propose to judge a man before his life is over. Why should you and I?"
Samuel Johnson
— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#samuel johnson  #quotes 
"the meanest fear is the fear of sentimentality"
Apparently G.K.Chesterton said this one time?
— 4 months ago
#g.k. chesterton  #quotes