"Politics is like navigation in a sea without charts, and wise men live the lives of pilgrims."

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everyone’s getting into relationships and you know what im getting? some more food brb

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"A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper."

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"The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom." - Rudolph Giuliani

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Remember that time the cast of BSG did a Top Ten list on Letterman in costume/character? :P

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  • I really wish people would stop telling me exactly what I'm supposed to be thinking or feeling, instead of just assuming I'm a cookie-cutter American student who isn't worth talking to or getting to know.
  • Yesterday in lit class my new teacher said to us, "When you came to Paris, you had expectations. You had preconceived notions of baguettes, the Eiffel Tower, and romance. You wanted to have your first experience as a real Parisian."
  • Or maybe, just maybe, some of us didn't have expectations. Maybe some of us have been around long enough to realize that whole cities are never simple or small enough to fit into the postcard-size preconceptions put forth by travel guides, tourist traps, and t-shirts. Maybe some of us never expected to become "Parisian," and still don't, because that word in itself doesn't mean anything.
  • I mean, seriously, does anyone out there believe that if they came to Paris today they'd grow a mustache, put on a beret, and start eating escargot and Brie at a street café underneath the Eiffel Tower?
  • No. Paris is a real place, full of real people who go about their daily lives which are unsurprisingly unremarkable, just like New York, just like Los Angeles, just like San Francisco, just like every city you've ever visited in your life. Paris is a living, breathing organism. And hey, yes, it's beautiful, but it's beautiful because of its small everyday realities, not in spite of them.
  • And I resent the idea that the idiots at my school seriously think we didn't realize that. We don't all need to be babied. Wow, Paris is more than the postcards? Really? I'm so glad I sat on the Metro for half an hour to hear this brilliant lesson plan of yours. Hey, can we discuss literature now?
  • Sorry kids. I promise my updates will get less bitter soon. Maybe when I have a book to discuss or something.
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You know Hemingway would be all about the selfie. 


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What’s another term for a hockey fan?

A Canadian

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"You can’t escape the past in Paris, and yet what’s so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn’t seem to burden." - Allen Ginsberg

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"If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.

If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.

If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.

If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.

If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.

Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists."

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