"You can’t always be nice. That’s how people take advantage of you. Sometimes you have to set boundaries."
Lessons Learned in Life. (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"I was quiet, but I was not blind."
Fanny Price, Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
"I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."
Oscar Wilde (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function in a healthy way. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes."
Patricia Fry (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"Be very, very careful what you put into your head, because you’ll never, ever get it out."
Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall."
Colette (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for."
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
"A year from now you will wish you had started today."
Karen Lamb (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
In 2004, in her book Demons of Eden, she accused several prominent businessmen of conspiring to protect a paedophile ring, an accusation which saw her arrested and imprisoned for defamation. Two years later, a tape emerged of a conversation between businessman Kamel Nacif Borge and Mario Plutarco Marín Torres, governor of Puebla, in which they discussed having her beaten and raped for her writing.
Today her home, office and mobile phones are all tapped and she changes e-mail addresses constantly."
"Many of the greatest achievements in this world were accomplished by the tired and discouraged who kept going. Live, Love, Dream. Make it happen. Don’t give up."
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not."
Michael Carini (via onlinecounsellingcollege)