quotes about today

Keith Caulfield, Billboard’s co-director of charts, about Taylor and what she has managed to achieve with “reputation” and her previous albums

“To sell a million albums in a single week is a triumph, frankly, no matter what week it is. But especially in 2017 when nobody really buys albums anymore, it really speaks to the power and influence and popularity of Taylor. It’s a huge, huge achievement. When you exclude something from streaming services, the only way to listen to it, effectively, is to purchase it. Swift also has a fan base that’s very passionate and believes in her work and artistry, and actually wants to purchase something tangible as well. [Speaking about Adele’s “25” numbers] The 3 million for Adele is stratospheric, I don’t think anyone thought (Swift) was going to sell that many copies. “21” was a gigantic album and sold well for a very long time, but in terms of first-week activation, Adele’s only really done it with “25”. Taylor’s done it for four albums, and the first time we talked about it, she did it as a country artist. How has she managed to reinvent herself and keep herself as relevant as she is for four consecutive albums? That’s something without peer and without precedence.

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Murder on the Orient Express is coming to a theater near you in November 2017

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

“You look so healthy!” is a great one.

Or how about, “You’re looking so strong.”

“I can see how happy you are — you’re glowing.”

Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.

Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.

Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say, “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.

Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.

Teach your daughter how to cook kale.

Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.

Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.

Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.

Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.

—  Sarah Koppelkam (x)

she persisted
when they tried to enfgulf her in flames
like a phoenix
she rose from the ashes

she persisted
when they tried to silence her
like a banshee
she screamed

she persisted
when they tried to drown her
like a mermaid
she breathed underwater

she persisted
when they threw sticks and stones at her
like a queen
she wore them as a crown

she persisted
when they tried to shoot her down
like a hunter
she fired back

she persisted
when they tried to make her a beta
she showed them
that she was an alpha

—  #ShePersisted
(cc, 2017)
The moment you realise that you know more about a band than your own family

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She played the game perfectly to get to the top; now that she’s there, I hope that — like Beyonce has the last couple years — she gets to more or less opt out of the fame game, shake it off, and make some honest art, however that manifests. Magazine article? No thank you. Goofy late night appearance? Not if she doesn’t find it funny. Who’s she dating? Some hot dudes. Jealous much?
—  Erin Strecker for Mashable (X)
I was sure there’d be time for us again. But then you were gone. And time seemed finite again, and I was afraid.
—  Bonnibel Bubblegum to Marceline Abadeer (Marceline Gone Adrift, Adventure Time comic)
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In my head
     I play a supercut of us
          All the magic we gave off
               All the love we had and lost  

He said “when you’re away” in those notes.

…not “Gone” or “Dead” He wrote “when you’re away” like Shiro was just on some long trip, not announced dead due to a pilot error. These notes on the board were made after Keith got kicked out, after the pilot error was announced, after Keith started looking for a purpose again. …he didn’t want to think that Shiro was dead. He didn’t want to believe it