Wispy Irregular Galaxy
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Luca Limatola [high-resolution]
No, our science is not an illusion. What would be an illusion would be to think we might obtain elsewhere that which science cannot give us.
- Sigmund Freud (via psicologicamenteblog)
The Japanese say you have three faces.
The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family.
The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.
- (via unkissecl)
this was too cool not to reblog
I JUST REALIZED HOW HELPFUL THIS IS FOR WRITING AHHHHHH
Be the flower who even gives its fragrance to the hand that crushes it.
- Imam Ali (via wethinkwedream)
The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.
- Nikos Kazantzakis (18 February 1883 – 26 October 1957) was a Greek writer and philosopher. (via osteologya)
I read this as a kid and it had a really significant effect on me and and it’s a big influence on my world view and I still think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing anyone’s ever said about beauty
No matter how often I think I can’t stand it anymore, I always do. There is no alternative. I don’t fall, I don’t foam at the mouth, faint, collapse or die. It’s the same for all of us. You can’t get out of the inside of your own head. Something keeps you going. Something always does.
- Janice Galloway, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing (via osteologya)
They say the womb is where we learn love is knowing the cord that feeds you could at any moment wrap around your neck.
- Andrea Gibson, “Prism” (via abattoirr)
[I]n order to colonize a people whose society was not hierarchical, colonizers must first naturalize hierarchy through instituting patriarchy.
Andrea Smith (via counterstorytelling)
For those who don’t know— Andrea Smith is a Native American woman and scholar in ethnic/gender studies. One of her main projects is the INCITE! collective.
This makes me think of Silvia Federici’s book, Caliban and the Witch (which I still need to finish), which talks about how the construction of patriarchy in Europe was a critical development in the formation of capitalism and “primitive accumulation.”