A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.

Barbra Joan Streisand | April 24, 1942.


i feel like all joffrey needed was to get turned into a llama for a while


Highlights from Rolling Stone’s interview with GRRM

"[ASOIAF is] primarily a story about power and family, about the disastrous nature of both war and the human heart […]. One of the more dominant themes in Game of Thrones is family. It’s what gives the characters purpose, but it also ruins them.” —Mikal Gilmore


Ideas are cheap. I have more ideas now than I could ever write up. To my mind, it’s the execution that is all-important. I’m proud of my work, but I don’t know if I’d ever claim it’s enormously original. You look at Shakespeare, who borrowed all of his plots. In A Song of Ice and Fire, I take stuff from the Wars of the Roses and other fantasy things, and all these things work around in my head and somehow they jell into what I hope is uniquely my own. But I don’t know where it comes from, yet it comes – it’s always come. If I was a religious guy, I’d say it’s a gift from God, but I’m not, so I can’t say that.”

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We were so beautiful!

You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick.

— Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion. 

One of the best articles I’ve read all year. Here’s the link

(via katyuno)