A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
John Legend ladies and gentlemen.
“We will never surrender; we triumph, or we die. And don’t think it ends there. You will have the next generation to fight, and after the next, the next. As for me, I will live longer than my hangman.” - Omar AlMukhtar
“There is more blood than water flowing here in Gaza.”
– A German journalist in response to the water supply shortages caused by the incessant airstrikes. (via transparent-flowers)
“It was one of those great spring days, it was Sunday, and you knew summer would be coming soon. And I remember that morning Dorrie and I had gone for a walk in the park and come back to the apartment. We were just sort of sitting around and I put on a record of Louie Armstrong, which was music I grew up with, and it was very, very pretty, and I happened to glance over and I saw Dorrie sitting there. And I remember thinking to myself how terrific she was and how much I loved her. And I don’t know, I guess it was a combination of everything, the sound of the music, and the breeze, and how beautiful Dorrie looked to me and for one brief moment everything just seemed to come together perfectly and I felt happy, almost indestructible in a way.”
― Woody Allen, Stardust memories
“"Loneliness is like starvation: you don’t realize how hungry you are until you begin to eat."
— Joyce Carol Oates (Faithless)”
– (via lapitiedangereuse)
"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."
- Dave Barry, author and humorist”
– Neatorama (via mudwerks)
The Emigrants, Jan Troell 1971 : Liv Ullmann & Max Von Sydow
I cannot give you solutions to all life’s problems,
Nor do I have answers to your doubts or fears
But I can listen to you and share it with you
I cannot change neither your past nor your future.
But when you need me I’ll be by your side.
I cannot prevent you from stumbling
I can only offer you my hand to hold on to you so you won’t fall.
Your joys, your victories, your successes are not mine.
But I truly enjoy it when I see you happy.
I do not judge the decisions you take in life.
I constrain myself to support you, to stimulate and to help you if you ask me to.
I cannot draw limits for you within which you must act,
But I can offer you the space needed to grow.
I cannot avert your sufferings when some pain is breaking your heart.
But I can cry with you and pick up the pieces to armour it again.
I cannot tell you who you are, nor who you should be.
I can only love you as you are and be your friend.”
These days, I have been thinking about my friends, amongst whom you appeared.
You were neither on top, nor at the bottom, nor in the middle.
You were not heading nor concluding the list.
You were not the first number, nor the last.
And neither do I pretend to be the first, the second, or the third on your list.
It’s enough if you want me as a friend.
Thank you for being one.
– (via lapitiedangereuse)
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
“I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. ”
American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes
Departure of the “Amerigo Vespucci”, Egypt 1963
The Quotable Al Pacino | EW.com
”If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.”
— The Godfather, Part II (1974)