(burn it down)
Internal research by Hewlett-Packard found that women only apply for jobs for which they feel they are a 100% match; men do so even when they meet no more than 60% of the requirements.
— Lean In
Aren’t parties weird, really? I know that’s such a cliche thing to say. But what I mean is that I always find that even at my own parties all my best friends become sort of acquaintances. All of my acquaintances become people I’ve never met before in my life. And then you meet somebody out of the blue you don’t know at all and they’re the person you want to hang out with.
— Doll & Em
Olivia Pope: My spirit animal.
Charlie: Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date?
Bill: Are we talking about anyone specific?
Bill: We accept the love we think we deserve.
Charlie: Can we make them know they deserve more?
Bill: We can try.
I want this right now
Let everything that’s been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it’s tender and pliant. But when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.
— Stalker (1979)
(I’ll just assume it’s both)
I’ve read that the source of most misunderstandings is that we judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions.