"We’ve got apple pie, jazz and musical theater."
— Laura Benanti, on America (via birdwings)
"Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit."
— @cogitoergoblog (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: magicalmatt, via freaksalad)
"It is not to be supposed, that the death of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand will have any immediate or salient effect on the politics of Europe."
— Commentary from the Manchester Guardian on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand a century ago. Thirty-seven days later, Britain would declare war on Germany and Europe was plunged into a worldwide conflict in which more than 16 million people died in four years (Read more here)
(Source: royalwatcher, via allinablur)