quotes about failing

A note from the Indivisible Team
A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game.

A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game. We are going to lose a lot. We are going to get good at losing. We are going to lose cabinet votes for terrible nominees. We are going to lose bills that are offensive and appalling. But while we are losing, something else is going to happen. We are going to keep raising our voices and slowly our representatives are going to start listening to us. We’ve seen it happen. 

It won’t happen because of next week’s call to action. It’ll happen over months, where you keep showing up, regularly. Then, we are going to start winning. It’ll sneak up on us. We won’t understand why we are winning. But it starts with losing in a particular way- where we raise our voices and call it out when we aren’t listened to, where we get close but not quite there.

The first 100 days of a President’s term are the honeymoon period, the moment when he’s most likely to get his agenda enacted. Trump is spending his first 100 days mired in controversy, scandal, and backbiting - and that’s because you haven’t for a moment let anyone in Washington forget just how unpopular he is.

Every time we change the narrative, every time we delay, every time there’s a newspaper story about a member of Congress avoiding his or her constituents, that’s a win. And it matters.

You have already made history. You’ve delayed the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet picks longer than any time in recent history. You stopped the gutting on the congressional ethics office. You’ve made Republicans so nervous about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that it’s been pushed further and further down the road. You caused an uproar of historic proportions over Trump’s Muslim ban and saved lives and reunited families in the process. You’ve inspired people who have never before taken action to make their voices heard and learn how to do things like check how their members of Congress voted and call them out for it.

We’ll never even know about some of the victories - because those will be the fights that this Administration considered starting and then realized it couldn’t win.

We’re in this together. Every visit. Every call. Every loss. Every win. That’s just what friends do. #StandIndivisible

In solidarity,

The Indivisible Team

i think people have already talked a lot about the very first scene of the first episode in yuri!!! on ice. you know, the one that is predicted to be both a short flashback thing and possibly the series’ finale?

but as i was just watching, i couldn’t help but notice;

this is the very last shot i can capture of victor before we switch over to yuuri;

all while yuuri’s quote about how victor never fails to surprise him and how it’s has been an unending chain of surprises. 

to me there is no doubt that this scene will then continue, yuuri will join victor out on the rink and we will get them skating to the duet version of “stay close to me” (which is also what victor was skating before reaching for yuuri which he is totally doing in the picture above, just look at his arm, he is inviting yuuri onto the ice with him and yuuri accepts.)

and as they skate, near the end of it, victor will lean in for a kiss because, as said, he never fails to surprise.

the end.

Tbh i love being in ap classes because the people in them are funny in a way that isnt gross like literally this dude just said that one thomas edison quote about failing a thousand times and but only needing to succeed once while making paper airplanes and flying them into the recycling bin then his friend said “thomas edison just stole the idea from another guy” and then the other dude said after a beat “ well he only had to steal it once to succeed.” And stole his friends paper airplane out of his hands and launched it into the recycling bin

It is said that you should
never take more than you can give
but we both know from loaning out our hearts 
that it only leaves us more lonely than before. 

It’s been months already but mitosis
still instructs us to slow down. See,
we are anxious like earthquakes from
trying again, barely even able
to hold each other’s hands without
glowing hot like fireflies that look like
lighthouses to astronauts on the moon.

But maybe soon enough 
we’ll be back to playing hide and seek
inside each other’s skin again,
cracking each other open like eggshells
before peeling away at worn-out love
ripe like clementines and
chipping paint in empty houses.

Maybe tomorrow
we’ll begin by ripping out the
blanket stitches from our wounds and
throwing sewing machines down skyscrapers
because we’ve both got seams that can’t be mended
by waiting on the same people anymore.

—  astagesetforcatastrophe, soon enough

Alhamdulilah for having God’s representative’s in our life.

“I honestly don’t think I can ever come to terms with how he left. He told me he loved me in the morning and after work, he didn’t anymore. I don’t know why I would want to let myself go through that again.”

“It’s not about finding someone worth being hurt, it’s putting yourself on the right track to find whoever that is. Let yourself get hurt more, this is life and you can’t take little baby steps into people’s lives because you are afraid of the pain that could come along. You can’t lose sight of what you want because you are on the path to get there right now, even if you don’t see it.”

—  excerpt from a book I will never write #2 // baby steps

↳ prompt: friend and foe

it’s hard to trust the same flame that burnt your hand to warm you.