Eat the Rich

Do you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn’t it such a relief to have somebody say that?

Kurt Vonnegut (via coffeekaling)

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Quoted: The Worst Justification Ever For Not Casting People Of Color | Racialicious



"From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’ Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane."

– Ari Handel, screenwriter for Noah, as told to The High Calling

I was going to just post this as a link but then I decided that this is such a hideous quote that it needed to be posted in full (with full credit to the always amazing racialicious for highlighting it).

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Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

—Eckhart Tolle (via liberatingreality)

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I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance.

—Vincent van Gogh   (via vintagegal)

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