“It is important for scientists to be aware of what our discoveries mean, socially and politically. It’s a noble goal that science should be apolitical, acultural, and asocial, but it can’t be, because it’s done by people who are all those things.”
— Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. (via coolchicksfromhistory)
8:07 pm • 22 February 2014 • 5,135 notes
“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”
— George Carlin (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
10:52 am • 17 February 2014 • 2,950 notes
“I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.”
— Unknown (via pnko)
(Source: psych-facts, via sorazorasky)
11:37 pm • 13 February 2014 • 149,368 notes
“We only gain full individuality, Mead suggested, when we can see ourselves at least in part as others see us - and for this we need social learning. In the words of another great American sociologist, Charles Horton Cooley, “self and society are twinborn.” Imagining individuals as existing before and separate from society misunderstands both.”
— Craig Calhoun, Classical Sociological Theory (via socio-logic)
(Source: endwherewebegan, via socio-logic)
11:23 pm • 12 February 2014 • 61 notes
“Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have.”
Hillary Clinton (x)
*sob* I love you HRC
(Source: audreyno, via justtknowingthattheworldisround)
1:29 pm • 12 February 2014 • 17,672 notes
The more I read about Seattle the more I think it’s perfect for me.
Like it never gets hotter than 30C and it never gets colder than 5C.
Plus I can deal with rain.
12:25 pm • 11 February 2014
My entire blog on Valentine’s Day is going to be those stupid comic sans valentines so you should probably just unfollow me now.
No seriously, I just counted and I have thirty-fucking-FIVE of them saved, you really should unfollow me unless you enjoy being spammed
I am really looking forward to these. Unless they are like supernatural/doctor who themed…
7:36 pm • 10 February 2014 • 6 notes