perfect-progression:

Create | Motivate | Inspire

perfect-progression:

Create | Motivate | Inspire

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incidentalcomics:

Reading Is Dangerous
Illustration for the essay "Clunkers" by James McWilliams in the Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to ADs Rex Bonomelli and Nicholas Blechman!

incidentalcomics:

Reading Is Dangerous

Illustration for the essay "Clunkers" by James McWilliams in the Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to ADs Rex Bonomelli and Nicholas Blechman!

(via prettybooks)

"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart."

Maya Angelou (via emotional-algebra)

(via souls-of-my-shoes)

"Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry."

— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: observando, via creatingaquietmind)

"Don’t let what he wants eclipse what you need. He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun: you are."

— Christina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy (via byheartbysoul)

nevver:

Peanuts
"

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

"

Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty’ (via creatingaquietmind)

(via teachingliteracy)

"So, I believe that what you are looking for, really looking for, is that one person who is capable of recognizing you no matter what. You know, that one person who is going to be able to see past what everybody else sees and even past what you yourself see or want to show, then be able to look at you and really recognize you and say “That’s not you! This is you right over here! You just forgot yourself, but I see you! I will help you remember yourself, because I remember you!” And that’s what everyone wants. No, actually, I don’t know if that’s what everyone wants; but I know that’s what I want! Because I can put up so many damn walls and faces just to see who really knows me, who really recognizes me, who really remembers me, even more than I recognize and remember myself! Because if I don’t get that, then I don’t get anything, because I don’t want anything less than that."

— C. JoyBell C. (via creatingaquietmind)