As You Wish

Books. Movies. And other random stuff

“I have a few ex-students who I still see who are now in their mid-twenties and even with them, they’re all very different to each other. I’m not saying that I don’t think people change over the years. But regardless of all the technology and everything that goes on in the world, I think that twenty-one year olds are twenty-one year olds and it wasn’t that hard thinking back to that age. You’re too old to be a child, but you’re not ready to let go of being looked after and that’s what I did with Tom. He wants his independence but he so needs people and I think that’s an age where that happens.”

—   Melina Marchetta on Tom Mackee of The Piper’s Son [x] (via leaningonthesideofwonder)

(via anabelsbrother)

“I learned that people can easily forget that others are human.”

—   "Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)

(Source: eolithandbone, via facultyofmental)

“I so don’t want to be attracted to him and the fact that I am surprises me. Sometimes when I get home I convince myself that I’m just romanticising anyone who’s actually spoken to me, but then I see him the next day and my heart starts beating fast and I can’t really kid myself.”

—   Saving Francesca, Melina Marchetta (via anabelsbrother)

(Source: writeme-awayfromhere, via anabelsbrother)

“We have kept saying ‘never again,’ but it keeps on happening, again and again—in Syria today, in the Central African Republic tomorrow. Without an idea of action, that sense of solidarity atrophies.”

—   George Packer on genocides, remembered and forgotten: http://nyr.kr/1mVQafC (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

foodchewer:

the best things in life take longest in the oven

(via dutchster)

(Source: the-tvblog, via anabelsbrother)

jesus-christ-kill-it-with-fire:

A National treasure

(Source: allisonargerts, via drained4l)

dutchster:

remember when we had to get out of bed to get on the internet

(via dutchster)

thepeoplesrecord:

“People have said over the years that the reason I did not give up my seat was because I was tired. I did not think of being physically tired. My feet were not hurting.
 I was tired in a different way. I was tired of seeing so many men treated as boys and not called by their proper names or titles. I was tired of seeing children and women mistreated and disrespected because of the color of their skin. I was tired of Jim Crow laws, of legally enforced racial segregation.” - Rosa Parks, civil rights activist who would have turned 100 years old today

thepeoplesrecord:

“People have said over the years that the reason I did not give up my seat was because I was tired. I did not think of being physically tired. My feet were not hurting.

I was tired in a different way. I was tired of seeing so many men treated as boys and not called by their proper names or titles. I was tired of seeing children and women mistreated and disrespected because of the color of their skin. I was tired of Jim Crow laws, of legally enforced racial segregation.” - Rosa Parks, civil rights activist who would have turned 100 years old today

(via lauriehalseanderson)