“She understands it’s not really me. She knows I’m pretending. But I can’t deny it’s not a kick for her and her friends. They enjoy it when I do the voice and chase them around pretending to be Batman. And I enjoy it too.”—
“My point is that whatever side of this you’re on, the rhetoric we use to talk about these people who risk their lives to have a shot at picking oranges so their kids have a shot at not being dead makes it sound like we’re talking about scraping gum off our shoes. These people chose to take a huge risk to become Americans and they deserve a better descriptor than illegals.”—Maggie, The Newsroom (via alwaysoffsides)
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.”—Barbara Kingsolver (via kari-shma)
feed them mashed hot dogs and apple pie, name them Bill and Daisy, buy them blonde dolls that blink blue eyes or a football and tiny cleats before the baby can even walk, speak to them in thick English, “hallo, babee, hallo,” whisper in Spanish or Polish when the babies sleep, whisper in a dark parent bed, that dark parent fear, Will they like
our boy, our girl, our fine American boy, our fine American girl?
“We cross our bridges when we come to them, and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”—Tom Stoppard (via kari-shma)