si·ne qua non [sin-i kwah nohn] // x 

noun: an essential condition; something/someone that is an absolute necessity. Without which, there is nothing.
origin: < latin  [ˈsine kwaː ˈnoːn]

“sine qua non, as they say. without which not. those things we deem essential which we cannot bear living without. which life in general, loses it’s specific value, becomes abstract.”

❝ Laura Roslin taught me a great deal about the trade-off that occurs, the constant negotiation between heart and mind that occurs in a woman when operating at the top of the male power structure. Playing this female president gave me a deep curiosity and profound visceral experience of smart capable women who choose to step into the top job. ❞
 ↳ Mary McDonnell, on what she learned from playing Laura Roslin

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  • third time:every time i watch this show i discover new nuances and still enjoy the stories
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