You can’t do it alone, as you navigate through the rest of your life be open to collaboration. Other people and other peoples ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life. No one is here today because they did it on their own.
Amy Poehler (via nevewala)
I really should remind myself to be cooler.
There are people who will tell you that you can’t do something or you’re not good enough or you’re not pretty enough or your butt’s not as big as J.Lo, and you just have to say to those people, ‘I am good enough, I am bright enough, I am smart enough and I can do whatever it is that I want to.’
This is what I keep trying to tell myself
Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most important, laugh at yourself.
—Chelsea Handler // Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me (via alwayswatchthewatchers)
“Who was he, then, that we gather to mourn him? Who I am? A four-eyed, flat-chested, brat, chick. Brain, hebe, stuck-up Xavier’s snob freak!
“Don’t like the words? I could use nicer, I’ve heard worse. Who here hasn’t? So ofter, so casually, that maybe we’ve forgotten the power they have to hurt.
“Nigger, spick, wop, sloppe, faggot, mutie— the list is so long and cruel. They’re labels, put downs. And they hurt.
“But usually we laugh it off or hit back— with words of our own, or fists— or we suffer in silence. No big deal— this is the rough edge of reality, right? Why make a fuss? Trouble was, when someone labeled Larry Bodine a “mutie” they hit home— because he was.
“His power created beauty. That’s it. He did with light and color what Mozart did with music. And he wanted nothing more than to be accepted by his peers, and possibly even liked— And isn’t that what anyone of us really want? To have friends. People who care for us? Not to be alone? If we’re lucky we have someone to turn to.
“Larry didn’t. He thought, if people knew the truth, they’d stop seeing him and see only the label, the brand, his personal “scarlet letter”.
“So he hid the truth and lived in fear of being discovered. He even joined in when others put mutants down.
“What matter the cost of his soul if it made his life a little better.
“That’s the tragedy, that’s our shame.
“Think of what you said. Think it being said about you. It’s easy to make fun, really easy to be cruel. Try sometime being on the receiving end. If we’re to learn something of Larry’s death, it should be this…
“You want to know who I am? I’m Katheryne Pryde. That’s the only thing that matters.
“The rest are just labels.”
New Mutants #45
Having been a victim of bullying just a Larry, I could never not love Chris Claremont.
This is so accurate that it hurts…
“Everything is so fragile. There’s so much conflict, so much pain…you keep waiting for the dust to settle and then you realize this is it; the dust is your life going on. If happy comes along—the unbearable delight that’s actual happy—I think you have to grab it while you can. You take what you can get, ‘cause it’s here, and then…gone. “
- Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat)
I’m not naïve. From when I was little I could see it. The jealousy under mindless flattery. Hypocrisy in a gentleman’s face. Love turning to hatred in the blink of an eye. But no one was irredeemable.
No one was a villain.
Perfect good and perfect evil do not exist. From the time I understood that good intentions cause strife, I deciced not to judge.