“When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”—John Green, Looking for Alaska
“Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.” ”—Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen
“The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.” — Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)”—
” Everyone wants an Argentina, a place where the slate is wiped clean.
But the truth is Argentina is just Argentina.
No matter where we go, we take ourselves and our damage with us.
So is home the place we run to or is it the place we run from?
Only to hide out in places where we are excepted unconditionally, places that feel more like home to us.
Because we can finally be who we are “
“World champions aren’t made at class; they’re made during the hours of hard work put in at HOME. For the next two months, I want you to keep reminding yourself of your goal, and ask yourself what you’re gonna do each day to reach it.. and for God’s sake, don’t just sit on you ass thinking about it- DO it.”—someone I respect
So, I was thinking...
Yesterday in History/English, we watched a segment of Twilight and picked out the romanticism ideals. It was a pretty big joke, but there are a lot of characteristics to be found from it.
Anyway, one girl in the class spoke up and said, “Wow, she is so ugly,” referring to Kristen Stewart. At first, I was annoyed. I personally think she is so, so beautiful, but then I had a tangent thought which turned into one of my daily habits: laying down laws that I want to live by.
Is this girl pretty to you?
Okay, well, why? Because she has a defect? She’s a beautiful person on the inside? She’s pretty because she’s overcoming adversity? According to today’s standards, she’s not pretty because her hair isn’t perfect/her face doesn’t have symmetry/whatever.
Is she pretty?
Why? Because her face is symmetrical/her hair is styled/she’s wearing makeup? Why not? Because she “tries too hard”/shows too much skin/is simply an actress? (Side note: much of Hollywood is creative arts. We need to remember that magazine covers aren’t necessarily based around the celebrity gracing them but rather the artistry trying to be demonstrated.)
Well, wait. What makes the girl at the top more or less beautiful than Megan Fox?
I don’t understand why some people think it’s okay to judge the beauty of another human being. Our perceptions of each other as well as ourself are very different.
Why do people call celebrities ugly? Because it makes them feel better about themselves? Because they heard that so and so cheated on their spouse? Or someone went to rehab after a mental breakdown?
Every human being is beautiful- One of the most fascinating subjects for me to study has been anatomy and physiology. Think about this: the human heart. Ever seen an open heart surgery? Go find one on YouTube if not. Notice the heart beating kind of forcefully. Now realize that organ is in your body beating like that. It’s a little bit creepy, but it’s honestly so cool. Think about how your joints move. Think about beauty of the brain when it goes haywire with mental disorders. The body is truly beautiful.
Every time I reblog a picture of a human being, I want you to realize that I don’t think one person is more or less beautiful than any other. If that person is a model or celebrity of sorts, it’s because of art.
I woke up this morning, still blurry-eyed and lacking coffee and pills, and wrote half of this. When I came back more than 12 hours later, my philosophy in this did not change but solidified as I went through the day thinking about it.
This is how my mind works. I just wanted to share. Thanks.