appropriated quotes

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“How art thou fallen from heaven,
O shining star, son of the morning.
How art thou cut down to the ground,
O conqueror of the nations!”
— Isaiah 14:12

The Batfam, Classic Novel Quote Edition

Bruce Wayne: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” –Emma

Dick Grayson: I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and and rage the likes of which you would not believe.  If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” –Frankenstein

Jason Todd:  “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” –Alice in Wonderland

Tim Drake:  “I am the last and highest court of appeal in detection.” –Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four

Damian Wayne: “Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.” –Moby Dick

Cassandra Cain: “Action is eloquence.” –Coriolanus

Barbara Gordon: “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” –Paradise Lost

Stephanie Brown: “Not being heard is no reason for silence.” –Les Miserables

Alfred Pennyworth:  “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” –The Time Machine

What’s difficult about being from Hawaii is that everyone has a postcard view of your home. Hawaii lives vividly in people’s minds as nothing more than a weeklong vacation – a space of escape, fantasy and paradise. But Hawaii is much more than a tropical destination or a pretty movie backdrop — just as Aloha is way more than a greeting.

The ongoing appropriation and commercialization of all things Hawaiian only makes it clearer as to why it is inappropriate for those with no ties to Hawaii, its language, culture and people to invoke the Hawaiian language. This is uniquely true for aloha – a term that has been bastardized and diminished with its continual use.

Most who invoke the term aloha do not know its true meaning. Aloha actually comes from two Hawaiian words: Alo – which means the front of a person, the part of our bodies that we share and take in people. And Ha, which is our breath. When we are in each other’s presence with the front of our bodies, we are exchanging the breath of life. That’s Aloha.

—  Janet Mock

Been super busy with IRL shit but…I found out today that Alm’s VA (Kyle McCarley) voiced 9S in Nier: Automata and just…had to do get this out of my system. (Twitter ver.)

And hey, he liked it on twitter hehe ;w;

EDIT: I also found out the Japanese VA for 9S voices Alm too so this crossover is so real!!!

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attolis eugenides + trickster archetype

“If I had a gold coin for every time I heard you say that you could do anything you wanted, I’d be rich.  As rich as–”

“As Ornon before he lost all his sheep.”

Putting up a statue to someone who tried to stop a war is not very, um, statuesque. Of course, if you had butchered five hundred of your own men out of arrogant carelessness, we’d be melting the bronze already.
—  Terry Pratchett - Jingo
  • Connor, yelling across the room: Murphy!
  • Jared: Kleinman!
  • Connor: MURPHY.
  • Jared: KLEINMAN.
  • Connor: MURPHY!!!
  • Jared: KLEINMAN!!!!!!
  • Evan: wait, why are they both shouting their own last names?
  • Zoe, without looking up from her book: they're fighting over which one to use when they get married.