We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.(x)
A character can still be a great character without being a good person.
In fact, some of the best characters are terrible people.
Because a character’s worth should be based on how complex and interesting they are, not their morality if they were real.
Life’s not a spectator sport. If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without you.
Don’t ever feel bad for re-reading one of your favorite books instead of getting started on all the books you haven’t yet read. If re-reading that book over and over makes you happy go for it! Don’t feel guilty.
Criminal Minds; "Don’t they understand that we’re a family?"
FUN DATE IDEA:
- Drive me to Barnes & Noble.
- Give me $1000 so I can buy books.
Or maybe stick around if you enjoy reading ;)
Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario in a Maze Runner Teaser Interview