He thought you were brilliant.
- Rose: "He was a timelord. Last of his kind."
- Donna: "But if he was so special, what was he doing with me?"
- Rose: "He thought you were brilliant."
- Donna: "Don't be stupid."
- Rose: "But you are. Just took the Doctor to show you that, simply by being with him. He did the same to me, to everyone he touches."
Day 15 - John Green Quote - Paper Towns
© Lauren Coutts 2013
"It always seemed so ridiculous to me that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like basing your breakfast cereal on color instead of taste." -Margo Roth Spiegelman, Paper Towns by John Green
Researcher/storyteller Brene Brown, from her “Power of Vulnerability” TED talk:
"And so these folks had, very simply, the courage to be imperfect. They had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others, because, as it turns out, we can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly. And the last was they had connection, and — this was the hard part — as a result of authenticity, they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were, which you have to absolutely do that for connection.
"This is what I have found: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, ‘Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?’ just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, ‘I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.’ And the last, which I think is probably the most important, is to believe that we’re enough. Because when we work from a place, I believe, that says, ‘I’m enough,’ then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves."
Opening your heart and being courageous and telling people that you care about them or like them or that you think they’re special only makes you a better, bigger, kinder, softer, more loving person and only attracts more love in your life.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins.
John Legend, All of Me
"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." -Walter Cronkite
10 Things I Hate About You gifset for my sister’s birthday. Happy birthday, Catherine!
"Hello, Katerina. Make anyone cry today?"
"Sadly, no. But it’s only 4:30."
"I know Shakespeare’s a dead white guy, but he knows his shit, so we can overlook that."
“See, first of all, Joey is not half the man you are. Secondly, don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. Go for it.”