"I want so to live that I work with my hands and my feeling and my brain. I want a garden, a small house, grass, animals, books, pictures, music. And out of this, the expression of this, I want to be writing (Though I may write about cab-men. That’s no matter.) But warm, eager, living life — to be rooted in life — to learn, to desire, to feel, to think, to act. This is what I want. And nothing less. That is what I must try for."
---------------- Katherine Mansfield, The Journal Of Katherine Mansfield. (via c-ovet)
"Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the people who criticize black actors do not understand the business… They think we have more control than we have. They think we have access to these scripts that show us as scientific, beautiful, dark-skinned women over the age of 40 having great sex lives… and we choose not to take those scripts."
---------------- Viola Davis. (via theblacksophisticate)