"You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it." —James Baldwin
"Writing is really a way of thinking—not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” —Toni Morrison
"The purpose of any piece of writing is its existence before a reader’s eyes. A writer exists when she fills the blank page. A writer fulfills her task when she can be read by readers. The important thing is to write." —Nancy Morejón
"The ability to use language to effective ends, to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words—that’s magical." — Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)
"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication." —Ralph Ellison
"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart." —Maya Angelou
Melissa Harris-Perry: Nothing is riskier than being poor in America [full video]
Have I put this up on my blog before?
Fuck it, here it is again.
look at these glorious, long, grey locs!
black is beautiful, at all ages
Peak Black womanhood.
Oh my damn
Welcome to the revolution! Do you know why I am the leader? Because I’m the best in the world. I put attitude back where it belongs. So join me; live the revolution.
Chandler: I’d like to propose a toast. I know this isn’t the kind of Thanksgiving that all of you planned, but for me, this has been really great, you know, I think because it didn’t involve divorce or projectile vomiting. Anyway, I was just thinking, I mean, if you’d gone to Vail, and if you guys’d been with your family, if you didn’t have syphilis and stuff, we wouldn’t be all together, you know? So I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m very thankful that all of your Thanksgivings sucked.
Ross: And hey, here’s to a lousy Christmas.
Rachel: And a crappy New Year.
The One With the Friends Thanksgiving Episodes
My only complaint is they only show these episodes twice out the year. *le sigh*
My meditation for this evening and beyond.
Survivor Series was solid until the main event. Crowd echoed all our sediments with the Daniel Bryan and Boring chants. Do they think that lump of shit was really better than Bryan/Orton would’ve been? And does this mean Cena vs Orton at Wrestlemania or sooner?
Pretty please, with Cherry on top?