The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.
Bennett, Alan. The History Boys: The Film.  (via wordsnquotes)
thambos [tham-bos]

(noun) θάμβος, ους, τό, An untranslatable Greek word. 

Faced with nature in all its various aspects and moods, from its exquisite calmness to its most terrible extremes of violence, from its spectacular immensity to its tiniest and most detailed beauty, what are we to feel? Fear? Or joy? A sense of homage,awe, or respect? Whatever our feelings, they will be a curious blend of all these, and the Greeks had a word for it. Thambos summarizes all those mingled emotions that go with beingstruck dumb, literally “immobilized,” by something way beyond one’s understanding. (Christopher J. Moore, In Other Words)

You will walk differently alone, dear, through a thicker atmosphere, forcing your way through the shadows of chairs, through the dripping smoke of the funnels. You will feel your own reflection sliding along the eyes of those who look at you. You are no longer insulated; but I suppose you must touch life in order to spring from it.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night (via wordsnquotes)







And finally someone said it

nobody’s fucking stopping you from putting on some foundation dude you can put it on and it’s discrete and other straight guys won’t be able to tell and it does wonders. nobody’s stopping you from moisturizing or even putting on the lightest bits of concealer. don’t worry, other straight men can’t tell

Also there’s less pressure for men to be attractive and more pressure on women to see past men’s looks for their personalities, like look how many movies star average/ugly dudes who still score modelesque girls.

step 1: create unrealistic, unattainable standards of beauty for women

step 2: build a multi-billion dollar beauty industry to sell women makeup, tell them they are worthless without it

step 3: mock and vilify women who wear makeup as vain and fake, mock and vilify women who don’t wear makeup as ugly

step 4: code makeup as exclusively feminine, make the feminine shameful, shame any and all men perceived as feminine

step 5: complain that you can’t wear makeup

all that commentary