Hasn’t Rory read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Always carry a towel.

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~   Hugh Laurie (via larmoyante)

Need to remember that there is no “right time” and that risks need to be made.

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Buster Keaton, MGM back lot, 1965
Lawrence Schiller

from Passing English of the Victorian Era
I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

"Oh yes, I am terribly sorry.  I’ve got the morbs and simply cannot be bothered to socialize today.  Do forgive me."

Searching for Orwell in Scotland: “I had come to Jura, a remote island on Scotland’s west coast, to find the solitude George Orwell had sought sixty-five years earlier to finish his classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four … [I] wanted to understand why a man so accustomed to city life had come to an inaccessible island of only 190 souls to find inspiration for a novel about totalitarianism in an urbanized state—why a writer at the peak of his celebrity ensconced himself in an austere farmhouse hidden in an inhospitable Scottish landscape.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

It does sometimes worry me that young girls are asked to take their clothes off a lot and because they are at the beginning of their careers, they haven’t necessarily got the confidence to question it.

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"I want to play real women, I want to play women who are not senile, who are not about to keel over, who are still able to conduct meaningful, useful lives at their age, and be part of society 100 per cent. I don’t want to play stereotypes. I want to play intelligent, smart ladies who happen to be 80 or 90 or whatever… They simply don’t write them. I could say that that’s a big mistake, certainly, in our society today, because there’s an absolutely enormous number of older people who are able to lead active, productive lives, contribute to society and to make a difference, If somebody sends me a script that shows these qualities, I’m going to listen, I’m going to read it and I’m going to hope that somebody might take a chance and cast me in that role."
-Angela Lansbury

Taken from ablogwithaview: “That other list I compulsively need to go through every time I see it mentioned…”

Updated to show the books I’ve managed to go through.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell 
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  9. Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
  17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
  21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  23. The Bhagava Gita
  24. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
  25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  30. Candide by Voltaire 

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