"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
— Tom Robbins (via magictransistor)
(Source: theglasschild, via magictransistor)
"There is nothing quite like the misery one feels listening to a 35-year-old [Palestinian] man who worked fifteen years as an illegal day laborer in Israel in order to save up money to build a house for his family only to be shocked one day upon returning from work to find that the house and all that was in it had been flattened by an Israeli bulldozer. When I asked why this was done — the land, after all, was his — I was told that a paper given to him the next day by an Israeli soldier stated that he had built the structure without a license. Where else in the world are people required to have a license (always denied them) to build on their own property? Jews can build, but never Palestinians. This is apartheid."
— Edward Said (via hagereseb)
(Source: thepeacefulterrorist, via citizen-earth)
"The ‘unsayable’ thing at the center of the poem becomes visible to the poet and reader in the same way that dark matter becomes visible to the astrophysicist. You can’t see it, but by measure of its effect on the visible, it can become so precise a silhouette you can almost know it."
— Rebecca Lindenberg, interviewed for McSweeney’s Books (via nps2013)