Words and Pictures

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“Songs are as sad as the listener.”

– Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via larmoyante)

“When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, she sees an inconsistency.

In its gay rights rulings, she told a law school audience last week, the court uses the soaring language of “equal dignity” and has endorsed the fundamental values of “liberty and equality.” Indeed, a court that just three decades ago allowed criminal prosecutions for gay sex now speaks with sympathy for gay families and seems on the cusp of embracing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

But in cases involving gender, she said, the court has never fully embraced “the ability of women to decide for themselves what their destiny will be.” She said the court’s five-justice conservative majority, all men, did not understand the challenges women face in achieving authentic equality.”

– Adam Liptak, As Gays Prevail in Supreme Court, Women See Setbacks, The New York Times (Aug. 4, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)


r u ever like damn i hate my body but then ur like life is an illusion i’m floatin around on a rock trapped in an orbit around a ball of flame in a vast & largely unknown universe where death is unescapable who gives a shit ???



Rapper Drake successfully flips pancake


“When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.”

– A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)