One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
I now know that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push forward even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand up when they tell us to sit down. And to speak when they say, “Be quiet.” Through this work I’ve learned that each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. That the opposite of poverty isn’t wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice. That the character of our nation isn’t reflected in how we treat the rich and the privileged, but how we treat the poor, the disfavored and condemned.
“Welcome to Harga, and happy midsummer! It has been ninety years since our last great feast, and it will be ninety years before our next.” Gunnel Fred, Midsommar Release Date: July 3rd, 2019 | Director: Ari Aster Midsommar follows the story of Dani after the death of her family. Struggling with her emotional response to […]
Magnus wondered if he would ever get used to being surprised by Alec Lightwood. He hoped not.
Youth is precious, you should enjoy it.
In other words, for something to be magic, it must be an impossible want.
“Though he hadn’t talked to God in years, not a single petition or word of praise since he’d come across the crucified Marine. Willard could feel it welling up inside him now, the urge to get right with his maker, before something bad happened to his family.”
“All you children playing with fire, looking surprised when the house burns down.”
You’re not destined or chosen, I wish I could tell you that you were if that would make it easier, but it’s not true. You’re in the right place at the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that’s enough.
Love is happening all around us. We just have to look for it.
“Whatever you are physically,” he said, “male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy—all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame.”