paradigm:meraki

"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."

- Susan Cain  (via jackieetran)

(Source: quotes-shape-us, via lostinmydreams)

misandry-mermaid:

mockingday:

Watch Emma’s speech and take action

Can’t wait to see all the sexist MRAs who’ve been lusting after her for 10 years all collectively shit their pampers.

(via lostinmydreams)

"My altars are the mountains and the ocean."

- Lord Byron (via flowsweetlywoodnote)

(via slickynicole)

"Good story does two things: one, it makes us feel; two, it makes us think. It engages us emotionally and intellectually. Some authors misunderstand the story’s purpose and spend too long mired in action and entertainment and forget that we actually have to care about the characters, about the outcome, that it’s essential we come out of the book having both a visceral reaction and a reaction that makes us want to sit down with friends over pie and whiskey to talk about what we just read. Making someone think and feel is not “entertaining” in the strictest sense — but it’s why stories matter."

- Chuck Wendig (via writingquotes)