“We step out of the house on a fine evening… we shed the self our friends know us by, and become part of that vast republican army of anonymous trampers, whose society is so agreeable after the solitude of one’s room.”—Woolf
“When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?”—Sandi Toksvig (via feminist-space) (via thesoulselects, learninglog) (via tocamelot) (via intrutina) (via justplainemma)
“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.”—Carson McCullers, “Look Homeward, Americans” (via 4mbivalent)
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t"
This is the first time I am quoting something which accurately sums up the feelings and thoughts which I have, until now, been unable to put into words. Thank you Mrs Roosevelt, for providing us with some down-to-earth, real talk.