April182014

Harry Potter Books: First Line (written by J.K Rowling)

(Source: finnickscresta, via pottergrangerandweasley)

10PM
lizclimo:

happy easter 

lizclimo:

happy easter 

9PM

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

(via kateelliottsff)

9PM
fine-feline:

lukewarmeyes:

“Is there any reward for good other than good?”

all ayah’s of the Qur’an are beautiful, but I don’t know why this speaks to me the most.

fine-feline:

lukewarmeyes:

Is there any reward for good other than good?”

all ayah’s of the Qur’an are beautiful, but I don’t know why this speaks to me the most.

(Source: muhammadov, via thebeautyofislam)

9PM

thecodeinecowboy:

Notice how if we were to stop arguing about who’s right or wrong we could pretty much change the world.

(via thebeautyofislam)

3AM
3AM
“'Someone ought to do it, but why should I?' is the ever re-echoed phrase of weak-kneed amiability. 'Someone ought to do it, so why not I?' is the cry of some earnest servant of man, eagerly forward springing to face some perilous duty. Between these two sentences lie whole centuries of moral evolution.” Francis Crawford of Lymond (via incorrectlymondquotes)
April172014

underneath-the-sky-so-blue:

"If I knew who he really was, then he’d become a person. Maybe he’s got a family, friends, people that care about him. Some other life. Then he couldn’t be what I needed him to be. What this city needs him to be. It’s the Arrow that matters. The man under the hood isn’t important."

Quentin Lance, Arrow 2x19

9AM
April142014
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