Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe
When the time comes for you to make a change, to grow, to do your life in a different way, the universe will make you so uncomfortable, so unhappy, you will eventually have no choice. If you insist on staying in a place you no longer belong in, if you do not grow the courage to do what is necessary to propel yourself forward, you will suffer the consequences, whatever they may be.
Some days are like this. And the only way to get through them is to remember that they are only one day, and that every day ends.
David Levithan, Six Earlier Days (via anditslove)
Via @being_feminist on twitter
this is not via @being_feminist. this is via ME.
the “being feminist” facebook page has plagiarised this quote before. I wrote to them asking them to take it down; they refused until I threatened to write an article exposing them as thieves, not just of my content, but of other people’s. a month or so later, I saw them re-post the quote, AGAIN without permission or attribution.
now they’re posting this quote of mine on twitter - where the original received more than 1000 retweets. the quote, attributed to me, also garnered 150000 reblogs on tumblr. they can’t pretend they don’t know who said it because I TOLD THEM. TWICE. it’s bad enough when little twitter accounts run by individuals post the quote as though it was theirs, but when big accounts use my workto get reblogs, likes and faves without paying me or even attributing me, I get pretty damn pissed off. so please, give @being_feminist the publicity they so clearly crave, and let everyone know that they mine other creators for content so that they can get page traffic.
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Almost all non-literate mythology has a trickster-hero of some kind. […] And there’s a very special property in the trickster: he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system. And the trickster represents all those possibilities of life that your mind hasn’t decided it wants to deal with. The mind structures a lifestyle, and the fool or trickster represents another whole range of possibilities. He doesn’t respect the values that you’ve set up for yourself, and smashes them. […] The fool is the breakthrough of the absolute into the field of controlled social orders.
Joseph Campbell, interviewed by the late Michael Toms in An Open Life
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