3. "There are women who inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them; but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze."

    Charles Baudelaire

    Yo Charles, the women you want to conquer will be happy to watch you die slowly.

    What I’m trying to say is that only the second clause is the kind of love I find acceptable.

    (Source: stxxz.us, via whyallcaps)


  4. "He painted a sign saying LOVE and hung it from the pole and another that said FORGIVE? and then he died in the hall with the radio on and we sold the house to a young couple who yanked out the pole and left it by the road on garbage day."
    — George Saunders, from “Sticks” in Tenth of December

    (Source: the-final-sentence, via booklover)


  9. "

    Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

    Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

    The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.