“You’re in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows and has always known that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.”—Anthony Robbins (via obsessionforexpression)
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”—Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (via nadalee)
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple. The philosophy is kindness.”—Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama (via amoredejah)
“In other centuries, human beings wanted to be saved, or improved, or freed, or educated. But in our century, they want to be entertained. The great fear is not of disease or death, but of boredom. A sense of time on our hands, a sense of nothing to do. A sense that we are not amused.”—Timeline by Michael Crichton (via lostinthesounds)
"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that." Dan Cathy.
When this civil rights movement is won, imagine what future generations are going to say, “Why is a fast-food joint involved? Why did loving someone need the approval of a whole country? How could we have let that happen for so long?” Chicken has nothing to do with marriage equality. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I’m not arrogant enough to believe I have the right to say who someone else can love. Who am I to call another human being an “abomination” for what is in their heart? If you don’t believe in marriage between one sex, don’t marry someone of your same sex. Don’t raise into question their ability to love a child. To have a family. To be an equal member of society. It’s none of your goddamn business, Chick-Fil-A. Love is love.
If Dan Cathy wants to donate money to anti-gay associations, fine. He has the right to. Just not with the money from a company whose product is a complete 180 from the cause.