What light. So breaks. Such east. Very sun. Wow, Juliet.

What Romeo. Such why. Very rose. Still rose.

Very balcony. Such climb.

Much love. So Propose. Wow, marriage.

Very Tybalt. Much stab. What do?

Such exile. Very Mantua. Much sad.

So, priest? Much sleeping. Wow, tomb.

To disagree with someone, you first have to show that you have really listened to what they were saying, that you have fully grasped their arguments, and that you can accurately summarize those arguments.
Without attentive listening, any critique you make will be superficial and decidedly uncritical.
It will be a critique that says more about you than the person or idea you’re supposedly responding to.

Thank you for your letter. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject - which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.

J.R.R. Tolkien, when asked by the Nazi government to give proof of his Aryan descendancy in order for a German-language publication of The Hobbit to be allowed, 1938. This was one of two letters he gave to his publishers, leaving them to decide which one to send.

(via valarauka)

The best revenge is to never be like them.
Marcus Aurelius (via wolfmight)


*laughs while actually getting feelings hurt*





"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself." - Jim Morrison

This is how we learn how to cope. How to build pride, one foot shy of a mountain.
Lauren Zuniga “worlds tallest hill” (via elisezoot)

This is something I need to do.