"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."
— Stephen R. Covey (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking."
— Delalorm Semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x)
(Source: steadilyemerging, via tangledupinlace)
"Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish."
Hermann Hesse (via libraryland)
I always feel this way. I’m certain that my ideas are poignant, relevant and intelligent, but often when I speak I feel like I sound like I’m fifteen.