Emilie. USA. University. Little sister ♥︎ Books + coffee + cat
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It's multi-fandom: Harry Potter, LOTR. John Green. Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS. Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson. Taylor Swift, Little Mix, One Direction, Alex & Sierra & Paramore.
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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt; Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.

Emma Watson listed this as her favorite quote (x) & I just love that. By an American President too oddly enough! :) 

I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.
What you are lies with you. If you are lazy, and accept your lot, you may live in it. If you are willing to work, you can write your name anywhere you choose, among the only ones who live beyond the grave in this world, the people who write books that help, make exquisite music, carve statues, paint pictures, and work for others. Never mind the calico dress, and the coarse shoes. Work at your books, and before long you will hear yesterday’s tormentors boasting that they were once classmates of yours.

—  Gene Stratton-Porter, A Girl of the Limberlost

list of beautiful people 1/?  Britt Nicole

“Whether it’s pop or rock or hip-hop, what moves me most is music that’s passionate, real and comes from artists who really believe in what they’re putting out into the world,” says Britt, who is inspired not only by their hit songs but by the authenticity of artists like Adele, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift and Coldplay. “And with a song like ‘Gold,’ I’m putting out a message that everyone needs to hear, regardless of where they’re coming from. It’s about knowing that you’re loved, that you’re worth something. It’s a message of hope.”

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Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:11-12 (ESV)

I love this because this is a scary prayer. God’s heart breaks at every act of evil on earth. Every time a child is neglected, a spouse is abused, an animal is abandoned, a war is started, or a person is heartbroken God thunders with sorrow and anger. He hates to see this, but He loved us too much to control us, to make us do what is good and holy. If He made everyone do what He knew to be best He would be controlling us. To deny free will is not loving. So He allowed us to choose. But humans are full of sin, so we hurt each other. And God watches it all in pain, feeling every blow. So to ask that He break our heart for what breaks His is to ask for the love, empathy, compassion, and awareness that He has is amazing. However, God calls us to love love love unconditionally so we ought to strive to share in other people’s sorrows-for they are adored by God. So, they should be adored by us.

I love this because this is a scary prayer. God’s heart breaks at every act of evil on earth. Every time a child is neglected, a spouse is abused, an animal is abandoned, a war is started, or a person is heartbroken God thunders with sorrow and anger. He hates to see this, but He loved us too much to control us, to make us do what is good and holy. If He made everyone do what He knew to be best He would be controlling us. To deny free will is not loving. So He allowed us to choose. But humans are full of sin, so we hurt each other. And God watches it all in pain, feeling every blow. So to ask that He break our heart for what breaks His is to ask for the love, empathy, compassion, and awareness that He has is amazing. However, God calls us to love love love unconditionally so we ought to strive to share in other people’s sorrows-for they are adored by God. So, they should be adored by us.

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If you’re going through a tough time right now listen to this it’s so inspirational and this beautiful girl’s smile will brighten your day a little bit! xo

I want to look like love
be more than just ‘enough’
for the hearts that are broken, coming undone
it’s up to you and me
to leave a legacy
if we’re all they ever see
I want to look like love

(Source: Spotify)

I believe when we look different and carry something different, people are going to see that and want it too.

I believe when we look different and carry something different, people are going to see that and want it too.