"Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part, not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront (…) To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way." — Gwendoline Christie
“The best title I have had in my life was when a woman stopped me while I was shopping in Lisbon during my time with Benfica. She said, ‘Thank you’. I asked her what for and she said, ‘a week ago you gave an interview where you spoke about your principles, your love for your family, and the respect we must show people. You said it’s important to show your parents your love every day. You are my son’s idol. And yesterday, for the first time, my son told me he loved me’.”
"When people first started asking me for autographs in my career, it was mostly just young boys forming small crowds, I’d always spend a lot of time making sure they all got their autographs, I’d even ask "is everyone satisfied?", because I had been in their shoes, and I knew how much it would have meant to me to get an autograph as a young boy, and what it would have felt like to leave without one. Now of course, the crowds are too big for me to get to everyone, but I always try my best, because I know what it means to them, through what it would have meant to me." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
"Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable." ~ Steve Maraboli
Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.
The Dark Knight, 2008
“I’ve fallen in love with Brazil. The people are amazing, very open and warm-hearted. That’s something we’ve all discovered and come to appreciate over the last few weeks. They love football more than anything else, they’re so enthusiastic and did everything they could to show their country in the best possible light. They succeeded in the most wonderful way and we have to thank them for that. I’ll never forget it."
“Whether we have the best individual players doesn’t matter, you have to have the best team."
"I represent Brazil all over the world. Wherever I go I have to do my best, to not disappoint the Brazilian people. And that I’ve done."
So the next time you hear somebody say the words "it’s just football", only smile, because they "just don’t get it". (x)
I... found something in the Goblin Tunnels...
→ mcu meme; 7 relationships: Thor & Steve Rogers [1/7]
"I have lived many ages of men, Steven, centuries without end. I have seen many great men, and known countless honors. But…"
Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — "No, you move.” - Amazing Spider-Man #537
aren’t you… a damsel in distress?