quotes about pride

Black Power.
Girl Power.
Both meaning power to socially and politically weaker parties than that of white men.
However, when a white man hears ‘Black Power’,
He hears a threat to himself.
A threat of dominance.
When he hears ‘Girl Power’,
He hears a foolish concept.
He hears a contradiction.
‘Girl’ and ‘Power’
Don’t resonate with him.
The two words don’t go together.
He sees her as silly.
He sees Black Power as a threat.
He fears the black man who says ‘Power to black people’
He ridicules the woman who says ‘Power to women’
Never listening.
Never seeing their oppression.
Never seeing his privilege.
Never seeing so many different types of people are protesting for this 'power’.
He thinks they are greedy.
Haven’t they been given enough?
He he has allowed them so much.
He is aware of his 'generosity’.
Yet, he still cannot see this privilege they’re saying he has.
He doesn’t see an issue.
He doesn’t understand that the 'Power’ in question, isn’t what he perceives it to be.
It isn’t to be more powerful than white people and men.
It isn’t to be better than them.
It’s to simply have power.
The power he has.
The power he abuses.
As a white man.
—  All of the white men with their heads in the sand and the power in their hand.
-Xo
(https://www.instagram.com/xoliapoetry/)

I’ve been trying to imagine my future.

What my house will look like, if my cat is orange like wildflowers or black like the night sky. If my drapes will be purple or bright yellow to keep my spirits lifted.

I wonder if you’ll be there.

My friend, my greatest mistake, my favorite person in the world. You helped me see a lot about myself, I’m glad you did.

I wonder if I’ll be able to breathe as easy- mostly, I just hope I’m living a full prideful, life. If you’re there? Damn, I did something right for once.

—  M.L. / I’m not really sure anymore
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favorite pride and prejudice quotes

Strength is a tool, it’s commodity. You can spend it and spend it but everyone’s got some and lots of folks are gonna have more than you. But if you ask for it, other’s strength can become your own.

That is strength. Pride and glory are the enemies of true strength.

You keep friends nearby and you ask for help when you need it and you wont just be strong, you’ll be unbeatable.

Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know genuine love we have to invest time and commitment. As John Welwood reminds us in Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love, ‘dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of love–which is to transform us.’ Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling. In patriarchal culture men are especially inclined to see love as something they should receive without expending effort. More often than not they do not want to do the work that love demands. When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss that is at the same time a place of critical awakening and pain, many of us turn our backs on love.
—  bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions
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HP AU: Ravenclaw Annabeth Aesthetic

Even strength has to bow to wisdom sometimes.

These aren’t riddles. It’s just a bunch of dumb, random facts. Riddles are supposed to make you think. I’m a child of Athena, and this is an insult to my intelligence. I won’t answer these questions.

Children of Athena are supposed to be wise, not just clever.

She’s mountains and oceans and stars combined. Complex and deep and filled with galaxies. You could search her and never find an end to her being.
—  The Way We Were

anonymous asked:

This quote from Pride and Prejudice “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” I think Sherlock might say something like this to Irene.P.S. anon, who loves finding quotes and sent it to you.

YES. This is Sherlock.

He was totally in the middle and too far gone already

Before he knew

That he had begun.

Thank you anon ♡ (Please feel free to come off anonymous though? x

It is a circumstance which Darcy, of course, would not wish to be generally known, because if it were to get round to the lady’s family, it would be an unpleasant thing.
—  Colonel Fitzwilliam before telling Lizzy about Darcy’s interference in Bingley and Jane’s relationship aka THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY
Nordics as (Gay) Things my Friends and I Have Said
  • Sweden: How many homophobes does it take to change a lightbulb? None 'cause they're afraid of change, even if it makes the world a brighter place.
  • Finland: I dreamt of (OTP part 1) letting off a ray. And (OTP part 2) teaching about plane mirrors and converging and diverging mirrors. The properties of light. It's straight. Not anymore though. It's gay.
  • Norway: I, too, want to teach men the ways of gay and inspire fear.
  • Denmark: Why go single when you could go gaygle?
  • Iceland: I too am a useless gay. We must destroy the heterosexuals.
I love your smile, your big bright eyes, your laugh, your cute giggle, your dorky side, your bad side, your mood swings, your potential psycho side, bitchy side and pretty much every everything about you. I just don’t pick one side of you. When I chose you, I pick all parts of you. That’s how much I love you.
—  Ymrac (My Unstable Mental Health)

Simon Woods, who plays Bingley, I dyed his hair red for this film. And weirdly, it’s continued to grow red and he resents me deeply for that. He was actually blond. But he should get over it. Do you know what i mean? - Joe Wright