“Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening.”—My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via arabellesicardi)
“Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.”—Roland Barthes (via linguisticious)
“I just want to make something awesome. I just want to be awesome, and I want to hang around my awesome friends and change the fucking world, and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”—Kanye West Wireless Festival, July 4th 2014 (via 5ft1)
“For a seed to achieve it´s greatest expression,
it must come completely undone. The shell cracks,
it´s insides come out and everything changes.
To someone who doesn´t understand growth,
it would look like complete destruction.”—Cynthia Occelli (via growthemedicine)