i know some of them are not quotes of them

likeuntolightnings  asked:

idk if it's been going around the fandom but vogue did a short article on nct and it was littered with the word limitless lol. they even noted the boys' outfits during seoul fashion week! this is a message to sm, if you really want your new experimental boy group to go far, dress them better and bam. vogue article. i'm waiting for a full editorial.

hi~ i think quite some ppl in the fandom know about it (esp since fy-nct posted it and linked the article here) … it’s really an honour that vogue (u.s.) wrote an article about nct with such detail to it(i can’t believe they even quote what jaehyun said lol) … and yeah nice clothes don’t hurt i guess;; however i believe that they’ll go far anyway no matter what SM puts them in^^ … i’m sure they’ll be able to have a full editorial for vogue korea in the future so we just gotta be patient ;)

-caroline (suhocean)

Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?
—  Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star
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Get to know me meme: [12/12] ships
Greg & Rebecca (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) “I couldn’t say goodbye. If I did, I would never leave.” “That means you love me!” “Of course I love you.”

People will always believe what they want to believe, about you. This is due to the fact that people wish to create their own truths; anything but the truth that’s real. My creed is simple: Let them! Their beliefs don’t alter your truth. Moreover, your attempt at altering them won’t do any good for you.
—  C. JoyBell C.

There are no pens in your toolbox—not because you don’t need them, but because you don’t need to actively obtain them. In a world where every commodity is carefully tracked and distributed, pens are the exception, floating freely in unoccupied space. You may have a pen with you right now, but if you don’t, you could certainly find one in a couple of minutes, and no one would mind if you took it.

No other product is like this: You don’t drive your car, drop it off somewhere, and grab the next one you see lying around. Pens are rarely used start to finish by the same person. When was the last time you bought a pen, used it for a long time, and saw it through to the end of its ink supply? Or bought an actual replacement ballpoint cartridge? Never.

Look at the pen nearest you right now. Do you even know where it came from? Is it imprinted with the logo of a company you’ve never heard of?

We spend our lives drifting through an ephemeral sea of pens, using them and letting them go, like spent I overs—finding, lending, misplacing, replacing, discovering, dismantling, piling the components on our desks and playing with that little spring. If there is any evidence for creationism, it can be found in pens: They exist all around us, but no one knows from whence they came. We know only that they are good, they are here to serve us, and some people can spin them around their thumb.

-Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go To Grad School, Adam Ruben

She stopped midway, sighed softly, and said:
I believe that there is no such thing as a coincidence. Every encounter happens for a reason. But I don’t think that it’s as simple as a blessing or a lesson. With some people, it’s a little bit of both. Their lives cross yours once and leave you speechless wondering about them for the rest of your life. Did meeting them make you better, or worse? You never know. But one thing is certain: that you come out of it different from before.
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Wicked - For Good (if you for some reason don’t know the song, please listen to it ❤❤❤)

I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you

Some of the things that Gef the Talking Mongoose had said were written word for word in James Irving’s personal diary. It is thought that Voirrey Irving was behind it all using ventriloquism. 

  • “I am not evil. I could be if I wanted. You don’t know what damage or harm I could do if I were roused. I could kill you all, but I won’t.” 
  • “I am a ghost in the form of a weasel, and I shall haunt you with weird noises and clanking chains.” 
  • “Of course I know what I am, and you are not going to get to know, and you are only grizzled because I won’t tell you. I might let you see me some time, but thou wilt never get to know what I am.” 
  • “I have three attractions.  I follow Voirrey, Mam gives me food, and Jim answers my questions.” 
  • “I’ll split the atom! I am the fifth dimension! I am the eighth wonder of the world!” 
  • “If you are kind to me, I will bring you good luck. If you are not kind, I shall kill all your poultry. I can get them wherever you put them!” 

*Livvy finds Kit staring at Ty as he’s talking about something he’s studied*

Livvy: Kit, you’ve got that face on again.

Kit: What face?

Livvy: The ‘he’s hot when he’s clever’ face.

Kit: This is my normal face.

Livvy: Yes it is.

Perfect For You Too

You may not be her first

Her last or her only.

She loved before, she may love again.

But if she loves you now,

What else matters?

She’s not perfect-

You aren’t either,

And the two of you may never be perfect together;

But if she can make you laugh,

Cause you to think twice,

And admit to being human and making mistakes,

Hold onto her

And give her the most you can.

She may not be thinking about you every second of the day,

But she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break-

Her heart.

So don’t hurt her,

Don’t analyze

And don’t expect more than she can give.

Smile when she makes you happy,

Let her know when she makes you mad,

And miss her

When she’s not there.

 

~Bob Marley

This is not vanity. It is survival.
I am going to love myself enough for all of the people who have left. I am going to give back to myself all the love I have poured away and more. I deserve the amount of love that could fill oceans. 
This is not vanity. This is survival.
I am going to look in the mirror and whistle at myself. I am going to eat the cake and watch the movie. I am done hating myself to the point of destruction
This is NOT vanity. This is survival.
I know my worth. I know my capabilities. And I refuse to allow them to be limited by some silly boy who does not know them. I am strong and I am able.
 With, and especially, without you.
—  shelbyfxithh 

Does this count as inktober

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Bullet journal quotes part II

hello! Because part I has hit 4K notes in so little time!!, I decided to keep it coming for you guys with new themes, hope you enjoy them! ♡ 


If you don’t know, these are quotes to decorate/use in the bullet journal, and are super useful for those moments when you desperately want a quote to relate to something but can’t seem to find one. You can use them for a source of beauty, wisdom and inspiration. Part I featured: dedication/work/motivation, finances, love, positivity, health and some funny ones.


Discipline:

  • “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates changes. So ditch the dream and be a doer.” - Shonda Rhimes
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” - Michael John Bobak
  • “With self discipline most anything is possible.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn
  • “Discipline is remembering what you want.” - David Campbell
  • “Just do it.” - Nike

Art:

  • “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - Finley Dunne/Cesar A. Cruz/ Banksy
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” -  Vincent van Gogh
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” - Karl Marx

Education/Studying:

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon wich you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  • “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King
  • “Study without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that it takes in.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein
  • "Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein
  • “Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself.” - John Dewey
  • “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” - Allan Bloom

Coffee:

  • “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” - Cassandra Clare in City of Ashes
  • Behind every successful women is a substantial amount of coffee.” - Stephanie Piro
  • “Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.” - Matty Healy
  • “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” - Marcia Carrington 
  • “It is inhumane to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” - Dave Barry
  • “I don’t really like coffee but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” - Brian Andreas
  • “Insert coffee to begin.” - Unknown
  • “Drink coffee and destroy.” - Unknown

Feminism:

  • “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” - George Carlin
  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Wolf
  • “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” - G. D. Anderson
  • “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.” - Jane Austen in Persuasion
  • “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” - Cheris Kramarae

If you have any suggestions for new themes, feel free to drop them in my ask box! :)

HOW TO WRITE A STRONG ESSAY

I recently got an ask about how to write an introductory paragraph for an essay so I thought I’d do a post about how to write a good essay.

** Important Points ** For essays in high school, use third person unless the teacher specifically tells you not too. It’s more academic and professional while first person sounds really informal. I’ve heard that in college it’s different but again, it depends on the class. Stay on the safe side and use third person unless otherwise specified. Also, try to be as sophisticated and mature as you can. This makes the essay sound smarter and makes it easier to read.

1) INTRODUCTION

Try to think of an upside down pyramid here. You start off broad and end off tapered to a point (specific). The formula for writing a good intro is this: hook, background info, introduce topic of discussion, and thesis. In the pyramid example, the hook is the broad and the thesis is the narrow. The intro is usually around 8 sentences long.

  • Hook: Unlike what you’ve probably been told through out high school, the hook is not necessarily a wow statement. It’s typically a broad idea that relates to the topic of discussion. I usually use historical facts or common wisdom and go from there. I then follow it up with a sentence that elaborates on my hook and a sentence that connects my hook with the background info.
  • Background Info: Here you give the reader some context as to what you will be discussing in your essay. It sets the scene for the topic you’re discussing. Try to be concise.
  • Introduce the Topic of Discussion: Here you give a brief summary of the points you’re arguing/discussing. It should be one sentence per body paragraph and again, be clear and concise and avoid merely summarizing the plot. This part should cover the gist of your ideas.
  • Thesis: This should be a longer complex sentence that summarizes your point of view and ideas. This is one of the most important parts of the essay so crafting a good thesis is crucial.

I did a more detailed post about the introduction with an example introduction paragraph HERE.

2) BODY PARAGRAPHS

The meat of your essay. Here is where you state your arguments and defend them with supporting evidence from literature, articles, or even your personal experience. I would generally limit one argument per body paragraph. Which reminds me, most likely you have been taught the canned five paragraph essay. Some people write all their essays in five paragraph format because they thing that is the only way to go. Really, you can do four+ body paragraphs with the common numbers being four and six. It depends on the essay. When writing your body paragraph you need this structure: topic sentence, three points, three examples of supporting evidence, conclusion. Body paragraphs typically fall between 8 -15 sentences.

  • Topic Sentence: This is similar to a thesis. Here you’re stating the argument that you are proving in a clear and concise sentence.
  • Three Points: There’s a rule of thumb that you generally want to have three points about each argument and have a piece of supporting evidence for each point. I’m going to start with the three points first. Basically, you want three ideas about your argument that show why it’s valid. For example if you’re trying to argue that cheese is dairy, your three points are it’s made of milk, it’s featured in the dairy section of the grocery store, and the FDA labels it as dairy.
  • Three Examples of Supporting Evidence: These are usually quotes from other sources or the piece of literature you’re analyzing that support the three points of your argument. To use the really bad cheese example from above, for the milk point you’d use an ingredients label from a package of cheese, for the grocery store point you’d get a sheet with the department labels and the produce in those departments, and for the FDA point you’d find a quote from their website.
  • Conclusion: This is a sentence or two that wraps up your body paragraph. It should briefly summarize the points you discussed or the topic sentence and help transition into the next paragraph.

2) a. COUNTER ARGUMENT PARAGRAPHS 

This paragraph is NOT necessary for most essays. However, some do require them so it’s important to know how to approach them. Depending on whom you ask, they’ll either tell you that the counter argument paragraph goes in the middle of your body paragraphs, or at the end. Personally I prefer the end but the middle is more correct. Placing it in the middle allows you to end on a strong note but I think it’s a matter of personal preference. The counter argument is used to present an opposing view point and say why it’s wrong. This can strengthen your argument if it’s done properly but ruin it if it’s done wrong so tread carefully. The only thing different from the body paragraph structure is the topic sentence.

Topic Sentence: Here you need a specific template to start the paragraph properly. I usually use: It may be argued that _______________ but there is sufficient evidence to show that _______________. The first blank is filled with the opposing argument and the last blank is your argument. There are different ways to structure this sentence but this is the one I use.

The rest of the paragraph is the same as the body paragraph: you get three points as to why the counter argument is wrong and three points to support it. Then you end with a typical concluding sentence.

3) CONCLUSION

This is where you wrap up your arguments and finish strong. It has three components: a restatement of your thesis, summary of your arguments, and general statement to wrap it up. Think of the right side up pyramid this time. The pointy end is the thesis and the bottom is the general statement that closes your essay. A conclusion is typically 5 sentences long.

  • Restatement of Thesis: This is pretty self explanatory; you restate the thesis using different language than you used in your intro.
  • Summary of Arguments: Here you briefly touch upon the arguments you covered in your essay. Again, clear and concise, and whatever you do, DO NOT introduce new information. It can ruin the amazing essay you worked so hard on.
  • General Statement: A general statement is a broad idea that you use to tie your entire essay together. It’s kind of like the hook but should be more relevant to your essay.

And that is how you write a killer essay. I use this technique whenever I write and it has never failed me. Hopefully if will help you improve your writing! If you have any questions, feel free to hit up my ask box.