"Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live."
- Mother Abbess, The Sound of Music
"His scorn of humanity grew by what it fed on; he realized in fact that the world is mostly made up of solemn humbugs and silly idiots."
Against Nature ( A Rebours)
"She has the face of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."
"Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual enough aren’t taken seriously. Women who are conventionally attractive get valued solely for their sexual appeal; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get dismissed for their lack of it. Women who are conventionally attractive are assumed to be dumb bimbos; women who aren’t conventionally attractive are assumed to be either bitter or desperate. Women who are conventionally attractive get trivialized; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get treated with pity and contempt. We can’t win."
"You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear."
- Sherlock Holmes “A Scandal In Bohemia” Arthur Conan Doyle (via victorianrule
"One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others."
- Simone de Beauvoir
"If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane."
- John Green, Looking for Alaska