"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence, rather than of the absence of others."
Alice Koller (from my QOTD calendar)
Like, you know, whatever.
"I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us…We must say to the Congress, fix the Voting Rights Act."
Rep. John Lewis at rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Meanwhile, the right-wing uses the anniversary to smear the voting rights struggle. Naturally.
"There are no little events in life; those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance."
Amelia Barr (via my QotD calendar)
"I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role."
Helen Mirren on who should play the next Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who. (via The Mary Sue)
"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh (via my QotD calendar)
"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away."
author Barbara Kingsolver (via my QotD calendar)