Sunday, July 15, 2012

yes, i confess: this is off of tumblr.

but it's too beautiful not to share anyways.

Why I love languages:

"In French, you don't really say "I miss you." You say, "tu me manques", which is closer to "you are missing from me".  I love are missing from me. As in, you are a part of me, you are essential to my being. You are like a limb, or an organ, or blood. I cannot function without you."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Why would you want to limit the spectrum of beauty to an 'ideal' when you, as a popular women's magazine, have the opportunity to expand it? I don't think any woman should have to feel as if she needs to shove herself into an 'ideal' of beauty. Beauty should be something that is celebrated and something that is enjoyable, not something that people should feel uncomfortable about achieving. Most of the women, and certainly most of the adolescent girls, in the United States do not feel completely secure with themselves, especially with their appearance; is insecurity something you want to advocate? As American women, we don't need discouragement, but inspiration."

-Zooey Deschanel's letter to Vogue, 17 years old