1. humansofnewyork:

    "Swimming is the greatest thing in life. If we have time, we swim ten times per day." (Kalak, Iraq)

  2. humansofnewyork:

    “My parents were captured when I was sixteen. They both died in prison.”
    “What do you remember about the day they were taken?”
    “I’m sorry. I don’t think I can do this. Can we stop?” 
    (Shaqlawa, Iraq)

  3. itsninjam:


    if anyone ever asks me what tumblr is i’m gonna show them this video and just walk away


    (Source: theblackrichardcurtis, via rosiedoll)

  4. ohgodbenny:


    Stars spoiling the movie version of old books during interviews.

    The fact that Martin doesn’t look “sorry” at all gets me.

  5. (Source: roobbstark, via thepawneesun)

  6. loverofprod:




    Dare to see that in a commercial

    I choked

    (Source: hannahmarymei, via oprahsleftnipple)


  8. wordsnquotes:

    AUTHOR OF THE DAY:  Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway is one of the most famous American authors of the 20th century. He was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park Illinois. During his high school years, Hemingway wrote for his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, as a sports writers. After graduation, he skipped college, and began to work for the Kansas City Star. He recalls"On the Star you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time." Later on this skill tremendously influenced his seamlessly, straight-forward prose. 

    After the United States entered World War I, Hemingway joined as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army. Hemingway then returned to the United States injured at the young age of 20 and landed at job at the Toronto Star in Michigan. He, then, met Hadley Richardson, his first wife. The couple moved to Paris, where he wrote his first novel, The Sun Also Rises. During the twenties, he was in the company of T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertude Stein to name a few. Genuinely impressed by him, Fitzgerald brought Hemingway’s manuscript, The Sun Also Rises to his publisher. If it had not been for Fitzgerald, Hemingway might have not been a household name now. 

    In 1954, Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Although he was at the peak of his career his personal life was taking a hit. He suffered from depression, high blood pressure and liver disease. He permanently retired in Idaho and died on July 2, 1961 after committing suicide. 


    The Sun Also Rises (1926)

    A Farewell to Arms (1929)

    The Old Man and the Sea (1951)

    A Moveable Feast (1964,posthumous)

    Read excerpts from Ernest Hemingway here!

    Get his books  here!

  9. psychoneurotical:






    i like this but i don’t fully understand it…


    you don’t understand how sad this is. each adult is a cross, and each child has been crucified by said cross. 

    • the priest (i assume he’s a priest, correct me if i’m wrong) killed the little boy in one way or another, probably rape, which is common among corrupted clergy men. 
    • the tourist comes to an overcrowded, poverty stricken country, taking up any and all resources that could have gone to the little native girl
    • the soldier comes to fight for his country, but ends up killing the innocent girl, probably in her village.
    • the little boy dies under the doctor’s knife
    • the man kills the little girl in a school shooting (represented with the uniform)
    • the “fat” kid is killed by obesity caused by a fast food epidemic in america, most commonly mcdonald’s, shown by ronald mcdonald himself. 

    this is /haunting/ to look at. children can die at anyone’s hand. even the “heros”

    Just to clarify that the little boy dying under the doctor’s knife is because the doctor is stealing his organs to sell in the black market, hence the cooler at their feet which alludes to keeping the organ alive and stable for selling. This is such a strong photo set, really induces a sense of disgust and sadness.

    I cried a little

    (Source: sssleepyhead, via toodopetoexist)

  11. qswoas:


    Did you guys know that lighters are magic because I didn’t.


    (Source: awesome-, via sbeedo)

  12. nativefemboy:


    “In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

    A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

    powerful Black Science Man

    (via rosiedoll)

  13. helenofdestroy:

    Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, AustriaIn the winter you’ll find crisp, tranquil grasslands and lake that is only about 3 to 6 feet deep.  However, during the spring, when the temperature rises and the snow melts, the basin of land below the mountains fills with water. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 40 feet from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time.

    (via rosiedoll)


  14. steptoe:

    do you ever talk to someone and feel really happy no matter how shit the conversation is

    (via mishapmixtapes)


  15. ninthtravelingman:



    being an antagonist does not make a character a evil


    Being evil does not make a character the antagonist.


    (Source: formerlyknownasvriska, via the-time-goddess-of-221b)