“An ignorant person will say, “How I wish I was never created!” whereas the knowledgeable person will say, “How I wish I am created seventy times so I may tread the path towards the pursuit, then return and tread it anew and am martyred on the path of righteousness anew!” So, do not entertain regrets about life.”—Ayatollah Bahjat (r)
These are the worries I have. So I don’t give a fungus ridden fuck if people think grad school is the alpha and omega of success, something that will determine my intelligence and usefulness as a recent graduate. It’s a bureaucratic rat race. I have other shit to worry about….
“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.”—Emery Allen (via wethinkwedream)
“Nobody tells an actor, ‘you’re playing a strong-minded man.’ We assume that men are strong-minded. A strong-minded woman is a different animal.”—Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.” (via imprecisions)