frankly, my dear...

thegravityofwords:

Dear 10-Year-Old Self,

Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.

First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.

Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.

Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.

Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.

Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.

Mindy Kaling

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"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."

Siddhartha Guatama

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4/? favourite people: “A date, a proper date, is just a bit embarrassing, isn’t it? A bit… staged. Is anyone really comfortable with the notion of sitting across from someone else in a quiet restaurant, so quiet that anything you say can - and will - be overheard by the surrounding diners? (Why doesn’t anyone talk in those restaurants?) Then there’s the end of the evening. You know the bit: you’re going to have to say goodbye with that awkward peck on lips or cheeks, or someone’s going to have to work up the confidence to ask someone into someone’s house. I mean, really, what are we - Italian?” - Miranda Hart

"Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank, and buy a revolver."

— Countess Markievicz, 19th century Irish revolutionary, dispensing eternally relevant fashion advice (via caterinasforzas)

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11 months ago
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Bette Davis quotes All About Eve
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I must re-watch All About Eve now that I’m more familiar with Bette’s career and other films. God what a movie. God what a star.

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1 year ago
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quotes books reading truth Cornelia Funke love this
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"Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells, and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower, both strange and familiar."

— Cornelia Funke (via aeterne)

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2 years ago
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Shakespeare haha quotes nerd alert
Via: My Brother Fabio

A dramatic Shakespearean response to every situation

When something bad happens: True is it that we have seen better days.
When something REALLY bad happens: O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day! Most lamentable day. Most woeful day That ever, ever I did yet behold! O day, O day, O day! O hateful day! Never was seen so black a day as this.O woeful day! O woeful day!
When people say that something is wrong because the Bible says so: The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
When my girlfriend abandons me for food: FRAILTY, THY NAME IS WOMAN!
When someone doesn't thank me for holding the door open for them: BLOW, BLOW, BLOW, THOU WINTER WIND! THOU ART NOT SO UNKIND AS MAN'S INGRATITUDE!
When I burn something while cooking: MY CAKE IS DOUGH!
When human stupidity frustrates me: LORD, WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE!
When someone says I'm going to hell for my sins: NYMPH, IN THY ORISONS BE ALL MY SINS REMEMBER'D.
When I'm broke: My pride fell with my fortunes
When someone turns the light on after a period of darkness and blinding light ensues: OH, SHE DOTH TEACH THE TORCHES TO BURN BRIGHT!
When someone disagrees with me: THERE ARE MORE THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH, HORATIO, THEN ARE DREAMT OF IN YOUR PHILOSOPHY.
When I argue with my girlfriend: The course of true love never did run smooth.
When I'm embarrassed: MUST I HOLD A CANDLE TO MY SHAMES?!
Someone says "Good Night": Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
Someone judges you: THERE IS NOTHING GOOD NOR BAD BUT THINKING MAKES IT SO

2 years ago
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movies quotes the end of the game

The answers to my movie quotes are:

You can see the original post with the quotes here.

  1. The Usual Suspects
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  3. The Departed
  4. Howl’s Moving Castle
  5. The Good, the Bag & the Ugly
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  7. Midnight in Paris
  8. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock’s)
  9. Monty Python & the Holy Grail
  10. How to Steal a Million
  11. The Thin Man
  12. The Italian Job (2003)
  13. The Brothers Bloom
  14. Death at a Funeral (2007)
  15. Pirate Radio
  16. Iron Man
  17. Casino Royale
  18. Young Frankenstein
  19. Gosford Park
  20. Mean Streets

nicolebonnet did this and I think it’s fun so here’s my take on things. Let me know your best guesses and I’ll post the answers in the morning.

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies. 2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie. 3. Post the quotes and have people reply with their guesses. 4. No Googling/using IMDb search functions. 5. Reblog with the correct answers.

  1. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
  2. 'Ello, Poppet.
  3. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?
  4. I don’t cook! I’m a scary and powerful fire demon!
  5. You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
  6. The stars are veiled. Something stirs in the East. A sleepless malice. The eye of the enemy is moving. He is HERE.
  7. If you’re a writer, declare yourself the best writer. But you’re not as long as I’m around.
  8. A man doesn’t tell a woman what to do. She tells herself.
  9. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt - of elderberries!
  10. You really are the smuggest and most hateful man.
  11. Hey, would you mind putting that gun away? My wife doesn’t care, but I’m a very timid fellow.
  12. You’ve got no imagination. You couldn’t even decide what to do with all that money, so you had to buy what everybody else wanted.
  13. The perfect con is one where everyone involved gets just what they wanted.
  14. Why are my hands so BIG??
  15. Wow. You look like a unicorn… in a negligee.
  16. I’m sorry, this is the fun-vee. The hum-drum-vee is back there.
  17. There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you looking like a man who belongs at that table.
  18. Would you like to have a holl in ze hay? Holl, holl, holl in ze hay.
  19. What about Claudette Colbert? She’s British, isn’t she? She sounds British. Is she, like, affected or is she British?
  20. It’s all bullshit except the pain. The pain of hell. The burn from a lighted match increased a million times. Infinite. Now, ya don’t fuck around with the infinite.

baneofoursociety:

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this is for you, lindsay ;)

Hell yeah Thick Kevin and Young Carl!! I think we should play this as a drinking game this year. We’d own.

drenchedinsyn:

Interviewer: Black history month you find…

Morgan Freeman: Ridiculous.

Interviewer: Why?

Morgan Freeman: You’re going to relegate my history to a month?

Interviewer: Oh, come on.

Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month?

Interviewer: (pause) Well, I’m Jewish.

Morgan Freeman: Okay. Which month is jewish history month?

Interviewer: There isn’t one.

Morgan Freeman: Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?

Interviewer: No.

Morgan Freeman: Right. I don’t either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.

Interviewer: How are we going to get rid of racism?

Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it.

3 years ago
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art quotes life i like this food for thought
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3 years ago
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Neil Gaiman quotes quote i like this
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"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

— Neil Gaiman (via quote-book)