the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people
the worst is that I’m broke
"If you ask me, not so much cinematically but critically, or even conceptually, and very much emotionally, I don’t think of my films as ‘truth-giving.’ I think about the process of making an image that draws identification, and not a question of identity. And identification is humane, it’s universal. It’s you, wherever you are, in close proximity to a certain intimate space. This is what cinema is, and this is why it can have that power of transgressing borders and checkpoints and walls. And that wall is wherever it is; it’s not just the wall in Ramallah." — Elia Suleiman
"I never asked Tolstoy to write for me, a little colored girl in Lorain, Ohio. I never asked [James] Joyce not to mention Catholicism or the world of Dublin. Never. And I don’t know why I should be asked to explain your life to you. We have splendid writers to do that, but I am not one of them. It is that business of being universal, a word hopelessly stripped of meaning for me. Faulkner wrote what I suppose could be called regional literature and had it published all over the world. That’s what I wish to do. If I tried to write a universal novel, it would be water. Behind this question is the suggestion that to write for black people is somehow to diminish the writing. From my perspective there are only black people. When I say ‘people,’ that’s what I mean."
Toni Morrison (via writingquotes)
“I recently went to Comic-Con in London, I was invited without the white male counterpart of my cast. And it was packed. They knew it was just gonna be me. So that shook me. I went back to the green room and I was like… I’ve always been told, and I believed, that this doesn’t work without him.” (x)
There’s a different version of this gif set that I saw the other day and have been thinking about it constantly since then. If roles were reversed and it was a male cop solving mysteries with the help of a time-traveling woman, the male cop would be considered the lead.
So Nicole Beharie is the lead in this show and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.
It seems like cats never forgot the fact that they were worshipped as gods thousands of years ago
The Doctor and Robin Hood, locked up in a cell. Is this the best you can do? Are you both determined to starve to death in here, squabbling?
Digital Painting of Peter Capaldi