She told me about a group of people in Guinea who carry the sky on their heads....– Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (via thenomadicmermaid)
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.– Yousuf Karsh (via thatkindofwoman)
Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or...– my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.– Hafiz (via perfect)
Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the...– N’tima (via theceesupreme)
Old age reminds me these days that I don’t have much time left and that I...– René Depestre
Never idealise a scholar, or a teacher. The best teacher is the one showing he...– Tariq Ramadan (via thedisappearedone)
Genius is childhood recalled at will.– © Charles Baudelaire (via ommas)
It’s interesting coming to a land of white people where everyone complains...– Dany Laferriere
In places like the Caribbean, West Africa and so on, we have two distinct...– Maryse Condé (via caribbeancivilisation)
if you want people to talk you have to stand back, feign indifference, pretend,...– Alain Mabanckou, Broken Glass (via letmebegreat)
مآ أجمّل أنْ تصمتْ فيْ ؤجهْ منْ ينتظرْ منِك الخِصَام وما أجمل أنْ تضحك فيْ وجهْ منْ يُنتظرْ منك البكـاءْ How beautiful is it to stay silent When someone expects you to be enraged from them. And how beautiful it is to laugh When someone thinks you are going to shed tears.
Those young people appear to have no knowledge of, nor connection with, the...– Gus John - To Iconize and Canonize: Stephen Lawrence 20 Years Later
Black exploitation is a bunch of bullshit. The reason why I say that is because...– Rudy Ray Moore The Legend of Dolemite
lascasartoris asked: i always appreciate your musical selection. Esp grateful for the congas!