The six Wal-Mart heirs possess more wealth than the bottom 40% of families in this country. Or, in other words, six surrealistically-rich people who say they can’t provide decent wages or benefits for their workers have more wealth than roughly 160 million other Americans combined. Much of that Wal-Mart wealth is directly attributable to the ways U.S. taxpayers subsidize the Wal-Mart labor pool, offer tax breaks, and tilt the playing field so that so much wealth flows into those few hands. Six people. Think about that, if your own head isn’t too far up your nether orifice, then think of the people and policies that created such disparity.
A book can teach you, a conversation can assure you, a poem can seduce you, a genius can inspire you but only you can save yourself.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
You know, you can buy botox. You can buy a face, you can buy teeth, boobs, ass. You can buy anything you want. The one thing you cannot buy is talent….that’s how it is to be a designer. You cannot just wake up one morning and say ‘I’m famous, let’s be a designer!’. You have to work damn hard for that to become one.
Alber Elbaz (via katemess)
I usually gravitate to romantic situations on New Year. Even if that’s just grabbing a guitar and having a glass of milk. Actually, I never drink milk. I’m not sure why I said that.
Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them.
Two different women told me two different things at two different times, and I always go back to them. One person told me that every time she wears Lanvin men fall in love with her, and I thought that was so beautiful. The other one told me that she was in a taxi going to face her husband’s lawyer because she was getting a divorce, but she was wearing Lanvin and she felt so protected. If I can make men fall in love with women and if I can protect women, I think I can die peacefully.
I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.
If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.
If so many girls and women can like songs that suggest they should be sex slaves to any dude with a luxury car, and so many harmless white kids listen to gangster rap, then straight people can probably like my music just the same.
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.
I’m so disturbed. He did that for himself, of himself, to fulfill some self worth validation ritual
Tasha Rosser on hipsters (via neonducky)