“Well hello there Charlie Brown, you blockhead.”
— Lucy Van Pelt
I was frightened, I always am when I stop one thing and start another, or leave a place finally for somewhere else. In the end, even if only to overcome the insecurity, you must always opt for the unknown, otherwise you limit the options fate can hurl at you. Besides, you can never know the value of something until you’ve thrown it away. — Bob Geldof (via toujours-gai)
Q: You’ve always shown a lot of interest in politics in your lyrics. What’s your political outlook nowadays?
Joe: OK, here’s my new manifesto. I’m gonna pull out of my pocket one vote. (takes out a dollar). ‘He’s gotta dollar bill out of his pocket!’ What I like to say to anyone who could care to listen to me is that this is our only vote. I’m saying that because we got democrat votes and we voted in this guy two years ago (Tony Blair) and he’s become… what he was not supposed to be. We can’t get rid of him. Maybe we got a fifteen year run with this guy. What can we do? Fold our tents on the field. We’ll lose the battle but not the war.
So it occured to me that since my real vote is useless, null and void, therefore we ain’t gonna start runnin’ down the street burnin’ and a-lootin’ either ‘cause our ass is gonna get canned. So that leaves the only vote anybody’s got, this dollar bill. All I’m trying to say is, when I wanna buy a record, I’m gonna take my dollar bill and go to some corner guy with his weird, kooky little shop. I’m not giving this to Virgin Megastore. The same when I’m going to buy some clothes- I ain’t gonna go to Gap no more. I wanna go to Ditsy Louie’s Junk Clothing Box. I’m using my vote here, this dollar bill is my vote. I’m not gonna go to a fast food joint. I’m going to go to a place where people own it, where the owner is standing behind the bar, picking his teeth.
This is my new philosophy. Use your vote, your dollar bill is your vote. It’s time we stopped giving it in the bucket-loads to these giant corporations. They’re not to be trusted with that amount of money. They’re only gonna bland us out, robot us out. They’re gonna crush us and pulverize us. All they want is our money. They’d rather that we just sat on the pavement, saying nothing and giving them dollar bills. That’s what they want to world to be while they have their cocaine and champagne. The dollar bill is your only vote. That’s my new vibe.
Weak people seek revenge, strong people seek forgiveness, intelligent people seek peace. — Brix Dema-ala (via monstruo97)
“It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.” - Andrew Jackson
Every time you wake up ask yourself "What good things am I going to do today?" Remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it. —Native American proverb
I believe that the opening of our hearts and our minds to the beauty and wisdom that each of us has to offer is the center of the religious enterprise. Each one of us is precious and holy. We all have something to give and the capacity to receive. The quality of community lies in this giving and receiving. This, I believe, is the key to healthy relationships and healthy organizations - that we willingly give what we have to offer and that we gladly receive the beauty and grace of one another. — Priscilla Richter (via zentaku)
I believe that many professing Christians are cold and uncomfortable because they are doing nothing for their Lord; but if they actively served him, their blood would begin to circulate spiritually, and it would be well with them. — C.H. Spurgeon (via superfuzzball)
The second thing I wrote down that day was that exclusive male imagery of the Divine not only instilled an imbalance within human consciousness, it legitimized patriarchal power in the culture at large. Here alone is enough reason to recover the Divine Feminine, for there is a real and undeniable connection between the repression of the feminine in our deity and the repression of women. — Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (via greenpolity)
I really hate it when people say “America was founded on Christianity” like no you dipshit last time I checked it was founded on freedom of religion being that was the first amendment and all