“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”—Dalai Lama (via wasbella102)
“What do you make of a society that is so primitive that it clings to the belief that certain words in its language are so powerful that they could corrupt you the moment you hear them?”—Frank Zappa (via leaveyouapen)
“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”—Maya Angelou
A gentleman is not just a well-mannered man. And he isn’t only a guy trussed up in a well-tailored suit. A man may know how to mix a martini, tell a joke, and seduce every lady in the room, but that doesn’t give him the honorificgentle.
“You are not a bra size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your thighs. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females,…
“At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.”—P.G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money (via thatkindofwoman)
“Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe.”—Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
She’s such a beautiful writer, the images she weaves with her words always take my breath away.