- Ender: It goes deeper than that. Being here alone with nothing to do, I've been thinking about myself, too. Trying to understand why I hate myself so badly.
- Valentine: No, Ender.
- Ender: Don't tell me 'No, Ender.' It took me a long time to realize that I did, but believe me, I did. Do. And it came down to this: In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them ---
- Valentine: You beat them.
- Ender: No, you don't understand. I destroy them. I make it impossible for the, to ever hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don't exist.
Emotions experienced while watching any show that Ryan Murphy has ever created/produced:
- Emotion A: Wow, this show is so great. I have to tell everyone about it.
- Emotion B: What the fuck?
- Emotion C: Tears on my pillow.
- Emotion D: Fuck Ryan Murphy.
- Emotion E: I hate this show.
- Emotion F: I can’t wait until next season.
She heard the anger in his voice and assumed it was directed at her.
- Valentine: I suppose that's what I'm here for. To suck you back in.
- Ender: I didn't want to see you.
- Valentine: They told me.
- Ender: I was afraid that I'd still love you.
- Valentine: I hoped that you would.
- Ender: My fear, your wish - both granted.
“Which among us cannot say that some of our greatest learnings have come from mistakes we’ve made? A mistake can teach us something we never forget; it spotlights and area for growth. Can you let yourself experience the perfection of your imperfection? Nurturing yourself by accepting you will fail at times doesn’t mean you don’t try to avoid failures. But when they come you refuse self-judgement. An easygoing attitude prevails. You let past mistakes be just that—past. Your attitude is that yesterday ended last night. You recognize that there is a statute of limitations on past errors and refuse to wallow in self-punishment year after year.” —Dorothy Briggs, Celebrate Your Self (via blua)
“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” — Ernest Hemingway (via 1nfinitexposure)
“I was taught that at the heart of all people, all things, lay raw self-interest. Sure, you could dress a person up nice, put pretty words in his mouth, but underneath the silk tie and pressed shirt was an animal. A territorial, hungry animal anxious to satisfy his own needs.” —Megan Mayhew Bergman, Birds of a Lesser Paradise (via oktopussy)