Then an academic, a Nigerian woman, told me that feminism was not our culture, that feminism was un-African, and I was only calling myself a feminist because I had been influenced by Western books. (Which amused me, because much of my early reading was decidedly unfeminist: I must have read every single Mills & Boon… Continue reading Quotation Monday #155: Feminism
“There is boring. There is sensational. There is mediocre. There is lazy. There is good. There is evil. People do implausible things all the time, and they run the gamut of moderately weird to truly extraordinary. But there is no normal. The world is an unbelievable place full of unbelievable people doing unbelievable things.” ―… Continue reading Quotation Monday #149 – No normal
“Why is it that the nicest things never are healthy?” ― L.M. Montgomery
“The first draft is your “vomit onto the keyboard” draft, wherein your task is to simply keep moving and outrun your doubts.” ― Sean Platt, Write. Publish. Repeat.
“What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while.” ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
“It’s okay to screw up. It’s what we do afterward that defines us.” ― Susan Mallery, Barefoot Season
“It is pure potential. Every ball or skein of yarn holds something inside it, and the great mystery of what that might be can be almost spiritual” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules!
“But it’s there. Just because I haven’t told anyone doesn’t mean it isn’t there, all the time, lurking in the back of my mind, like one those NSync songs you can’t get out of your head.” ― Meg Cabot
“Ignore the pain, play through it.” ― Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You