"Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose."
Eckhart Tolle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated, no matter how trying our circumstances."
Daisaku Ikeda (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
How to Fake Confidence
1. Hold your head high, and look others in the eye
3. Stop apologizing
4. Relax and be quick to laugh at yourself (but not at others!)
5. Dress in a way that indicates you have self worth
6. Use good manners (like saying please and thank you) as this is actually a mark of self respect
7. Expect other people to believe in you, and to see and appreciate your good qualities.
"It’s true the people we meet shape us. But the people we don’t meet shape us also, often more because we have imagined them so vividly. There are people we yearn for but never seem to meet."
Simon Van Booy (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"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.