"If you’re telling a non-black person about something racist that happened to you, make sure you are not bitter. Don’t complain. Be forgiving. If possible, make it funny. Most of all, do not be angry. Black people are not supposed to be angry about racism. Otherwise you get no sympathy. This applies only for white liberals, by the way. Don’t even bother telling a white conservative about anything racist that happened to you. Because the conservative will tell you that YOU are the real racist and your mouth will hang open in confusion."
— Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via daniellemertina)
"Like a shadow,
I am and I am not."
— Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (via mirroir)
(Source: larmoyante, via moonsiren)
"And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes."
— Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (via likeafieldmouse)
"A terrorist is called that only because he does not have the power of the State behind him – indeed, he has no State, which is why he is a terrorist. The State, at bottom, and when the chips are down, rules by means of a terror made legal."
— James Baldwin on Palestine. (via vul-va)