I still hope for the best.
“Never apologize for being nerdy, because unnerdy people never apologize for being assholes.”
(Valentina, 17. Vegetarian.)
I’ll tell you another secret, this one for your own good. You may think the past has something to tell you. You may think that you should listen, should strain to make out its whispers, should bend over backward, stoop down low to hear its voice breathed up from the ground, from the dead places. You may think there’s something in it for you, something to understand or make sense of. But I know the truth, I know from the nights of coldness. I know the past will drag you backward and down, have you snatching at whispers of wind and the gibberish of trees rubbing together, trying to desipher some code, trying to piece together what was broken. It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.
Take it from me: if you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do ―the only thing― is run.
— Lauren Oliver, Delirium.
Would you date a girl who is shy and maybe loves books? Would you date her if you know that she really likes you? Or would you think it's kinda disgusting to be wanted by a girl? I know, strange questions. But I just wondered and thought: Why not asking her? Besides, I like the way you create your blog right now. I mean, just posting stuff of things that move you. Just wanted to leave this in your ask box.
Being a girl wouldn’t stop me from dating you if I was really into you, and neither would your shyness or -God forbid- the fact that you love books. I actually smiled big-time while reading your message, so thank you for letting me know. And another thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it.
"The Monster of Peladon" (Season 11, 1974)
The problem is that nature, the independent force that surrounded us since our earliest days, cannot coexist with our numbers and our habits. We may well be able to create a world that can support our numbers and our habits, but it will be an artificial world.
Or, just possibly, we could change our habits.
— Bill McKibben, The End of Nature.
Michel Houellebecq, Whatever
Shailene Woodley and Theo James were spotted going to the trendy ‘Axe’ restaurant on Abbot Kinney for a late Sunday afternoon lunch.