1. "If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love. If you censure, censure out of love. If you forbear, forbear out of love. Put love in your heart. Nothing but good can spring from that source."
    — St. Augustine
     
  2. humansofnewyork:

    "A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” 

    (Kampala, Uganda)

     

  3. "All nations of the world name and respect God. Different people give him different names, and put different clothes on him; but there is only one God under all these different manifestations."
    — Jean Jacques Rousseau
     
  4. Three albums I still listen to. #nightdrivemusic

     
  5. humansofnewyork:

    "When they don’t think I’m watching, they do the funniest things. They are always dancing together. I found them in the kitchen yesterday, pretending to cook."
    "What’s your greatest worry as a parent?"
    "Their health. They’re always getting sick from the cold and the dust. Sometimes the dust gets so bad, they lose their voices."

    (Nairobi, Kenya)

     
  6. Great song from one of my favorite movies of the year, “Begin Again”.

     
     
  7. Best Coast - Our Deal (directed by Drew Barrymore)

     
     

  8. "The theaters of the future will be bigger and more beautiful than ever before. They will employ expensive presentation formats that cannot be accessed or reproduced in the home (such as, ironically, film prints). And they will still enjoy exclusivity, as studios relearn the tremendous economic value of the staggered release of their products. The projects that most obviously lend themselves to such distinctions are spectacles. But if history is any guide, all genres, all budgets will follow. Because the cinema of the future will depend not just on grander presentation, but on the emergence of filmmakers inventive enough to command the focused attention of a crowd for hours. These new voices will emerge just as we despair that there is nothing left to be discovered. As in the early ’90s, when years of bad multiplexing had soured the public on movies, and a young director named Quentin Tarantino ripped through theaters with a profound sense of cinema’s past and an instinct for reclaiming cinema’s rightful place at the head of popular culture. Never before has a system so willingly embraced the radical teardown of its own formal standards. But no standards means no rules. Whether photochemical or video-based, a film can now look or sound like anything. It’s unthinkable that extraordinary new work won’t emerge from such an open structure. That’s the part I can’t wait for."
    — 

    Christopher Nolan, “Films of the Future Will Still Draw People to Theaters”

    Exactly how I feel about the future of movies.

    (Source: firstshowing.net, via fuckyeahdirectors)

     
  9. humansofnewyork:

    "When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."

    (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

     
  10. humansofnewyork:

    "We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

    (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)