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American Horror Story: Phone Tree Coven

Practical Magic blew into theaters on Oct. 16, 1998, adapted from Alice Hoffman’s 1995 novel of the same name. At the time Roger Ebert called it “too scary for children and too childish for adults,” accusing the film of “veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance.” Angie Errigo wrote for Empire that “Practical Magic is a chick movie with multiple personality disorder.” The good news: criticisms are subjective—and 20 years later, the film has cemented itself as a cult classic for a generation that understands that white men are usually the worst.

After Sally accidentally kills Gillian’s abusive boyfriend, the Owens sisters set about resurrecting him, killing him again, and finally burying him in the backyard. This action has several consequences, including the psycho-bae’s return as a vengeful ghost, and the arrival of a dreamy lawman. While it’s usually best to suspend disbelief and not dwell on the details of films that ABCfamily—sorry, I mean Freeform—plays on repeat for an entire season, several instances of Practical Magic demand comment.

“Hopefully one day she’ll find a guy that goes through her.” Wtf???

Abigail Little

Stockard Channing has no chill, but also, foreshadowing much? P.S., in this scene there is a couple riding around in a horse-drawn carriage. Are horse-drawn carriages in high demand in a seaside town of 100 people?

Gillian is literally at the saddest party.

Alice Hoffman

Get a fucking grip, Gill! You don’t have “a million friends,” there are like seven people there, and they all look cracked out. My advice to everyone: Stop hanging out with garbage people.

What’s with the impromptu triathlon that no one in the town knew about?

Angie Errigo

And why are the triathletes so nonchalant about almost killing everyone???

The husband was murdered.

Bella Donna

Guys, the driver drove straight into him. No swerving, no speeding. He just murdered him (and his produce).

Everything about Sally and Gillian hanging out by the fireplace.

driver

So like, are the sisters even together? Is it a telepathy thing? If so, why do they write letters and call each other on the phone all the time if they could just magic convo all the time? I mean, you’d save so much on postage alone.

That being said…

Where is Gillian anyway?

Gillian

Okay, so after maybe kind of hanging out by the fireplace, Sally wakes up alone. Sometime later, Gillian calls Sally to come get her. Sally jumps on a plane to go rescue her in the middle of the night, but then they decide to drive back from wherever they are. They then murder the Bulgarian while en route, bring him back to life, murder him again, and bury the body, all before morning. Like, huh?

Meanwhile, the entire spell to bring this guy back hinders on Nicole Kidman’s ability to roll her Rs.

Nicole Kidman

I took spanish for four years and I still can’t do this.

“Did I do something wrong?”

Practical Magic

Sally

Yes, you made her kill your abusive boyfriend. Twice.

Abigail Little looks like a shut-in.

Stockard Channing

Who the fuck wants to be at the top of a phone tree??? Also, they worked their way up from the bottom, so when they magically made Sally first, it means she wasn’t even on the tree (nor were the other 20 women in the room, on a tree that had 8 spots). So, if you don’t make it on the phone tree your kids just have to show up like an idiot on a snow day or something???

“Since when is being a slut a crime in this family.”

Abigail Little

I hope Sally’s girls were on Bella Donna that night, because midnight-margaritas was loud as fuck.

Sally created a product for guys with the express purpose of giving men hairy dicks.

Alice Hoffman

Think about that for a minute—a long minute.

“He’ll have one green eye and one blue…”

Angie Errigo

When Sally is describing her ideal breeding mate as a child, she mentions that he will have one blue-eye and one green-eye. When Quinn makes his flirtatious arrival, anyone who’s ever seen a movie will, of course, check out his eyes—eyes that are clearly both blue until it’s convenient for them not to be later in the movie.

All that being said, Practical Magic is still one of my favorite movies, mostly because it’s a horror movie about an arrogant, straight, white man getting exactly what he deserves.

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American Horror Story: Phone Tree Coven

Practical Magic blew into theaters on Oct. 16, 1998, adapted from Alice Hoffman’s 1995 novel of the same name. At the time Roger Ebert called it “too scary for children and too childish for adults,” accusing the film of “veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance.” Angie Errigo wrote for Empire that “Practical Magic is a chick movie with multiple personality disorder.” The good news: criticisms are subjective—and 20 years later, the film has cemented itself as a cult classic for a generation that understands that white men are usually the worst.

After Sally accidentally kills Gillian’s abusive boyfriend, the Owens sisters set about resurrecting him, killing him again, and finally burying him in the backyard. This action has several consequences, including the psycho-bae’s return as a vengeful ghost, and the arrival of a dreamy lawman. While it’s usually best to suspend disbelief and not dwell on the details of films that ABCfamily—sorry, I mean Freeform—plays on repeat for an entire season, several instances of Practical Magic demand comment.

“Hopefully one day she’ll find a guy that goes through her.” Wtf???

Abigail Little

Stockard Channing has no chill, but also, foreshadowing much? P.S., in this scene there is a couple riding around in a horse-drawn carriage. Are horse-drawn carriages in high demand in a seaside town of 100 people?

Gillian is literally at the saddest party.

Alice Hoffman

Get a fucking grip, Gill! You don’t have “a million friends,” there are like seven people there, and they all look cracked out. My advice to everyone: Stop hanging out with garbage people.

What’s with the impromptu triathlon that no one in the town knew about?

Angie Errigo

And why are the triathletes so nonchalant about almost killing everyone???

The husband was murdered.

Bella Donna

Guys, the driver drove straight into him. No swerving, no speeding. He just murdered him (and his produce).

Everything about Sally and Gillian hanging out by the fireplace.

driver

So like, are the sisters even together? Is it a telepathy thing? If so, why do they write letters and call each other on the phone all the time if they could just magic convo all the time? I mean, you’d save so much on postage alone.

That being said…

Where is Gillian anyway?

Gillian

Okay, so after maybe kind of hanging out by the fireplace, Sally wakes up alone. Sometime later, Gillian calls Sally to come get her. Sally jumps on a plane to go rescue her in the middle of the night, but then they decide to drive back from wherever they are. They then murder the Bulgarian while en route, bring him back to life, murder him again, and bury the body, all before morning. Like, huh?

Meanwhile, the entire spell to bring this guy back hinders on Nicole Kidman’s ability to roll her Rs.

Nicole Kidman

I took spanish for four years and I still can’t do this.

“Did I do something wrong?”

Practical Magic

Sally

Yes, you made her kill your abusive boyfriend. Twice.

Abigail Little looks like a shut-in.

Stockard Channing

Who the fuck wants to be at the top of a phone tree??? Also, they worked their way up from the bottom, so when they magically made Sally first, it means she wasn’t even on the tree (nor were the other 20 women in the room, on a tree that had 8 spots). So, if you don’t make it on the phone tree your kids just have to show up like an idiot on a snow day or something???

“Since when is being a slut a crime in this family.”

Abigail Little

I hope Sally’s girls were on Bella Donna that night, because midnight-margaritas was loud as fuck.

Sally created a product for guys with the express purpose of giving men hairy dicks.

Alice Hoffman

Think about that for a minute—a long minute.

“He’ll have one green eye and one blue…”

Angie Errigo

When Sally is describing her ideal breeding mate as a child, she mentions that he will have one blue-eye and one green-eye. When Quinn makes his flirtatious arrival, anyone who’s ever seen a movie will, of course, check out his eyes—eyes that are clearly both blue until it’s convenient for them not to be later in the movie.

All that being said, Practical Magic is still one of my favorite movies, mostly because it’s a horror movie about an arrogant, straight, white man getting exactly what he deserves.

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50 Powerful Sayings With The Potential To Change Your Way Of Thinkinghttps://viralnews2.pw/50-powerful-sayings-with-the-potential-to-change-your-way-of-thinking/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:20:52 +0000 https://viralnews2.pw/?p=5275
Curtis Sittenfeld
http://bit.ly/2NIpiQ9
Cataloged in Self-Improvement

50 Powerful Sayings With The Potential To Change Your Way Of Thinking

These inspirational sayings from Ask Reddit will give you the shove you need to change your life.

1. “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” -Andy Bernard, The Office.

It’s made me appreciate the quality time I spend with my family and friends. Knowing I’ll never get this time back, I wanna be able to look back on these days and know I made the most of them with the people that matter most.

2. “You’re not in traffic, you are traffic.”

Made me more mindful of my own contribution to the things that go on in my life, and take more ownership over them.

3. “Even the longest days are twenty-four hours.”

I find myself repeating that in my head on especially terrible days.

4. “Don’t make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.”

To me, this quote’s message is really about not acting on things in the heat of the moment or impulses. Wait and see how things go before making important decisions – whether that’s a few hours, a few weeks, or a few years.

5. “Don’t ruin a Tuesday wishing it was Friday”

No idea who said it but it made my Tuesday a little better last week.

6. “Going sideways is a funny way of going forwards, but often it’s the only way.”

Things may not be going the way you want them to, but what other choice do you have than to stagnate?

7. “Worrying means you suffer twice” -Newt Scamander

Really helps me cope with my crazy anxiety sometimes.

8. Beware the advice of successful people; they do not seek company.”

I don’t take this at face value, many successful people genuinely want to help others. But it does remind me that everyone has an agenda, no one has a guidebook for life, and I should think critically about anyone’s purported methods for success.

9. All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.” – Mitch Albom

It didn’t really make me think in a different way about my whole life or whatever, but it definitely helped me think better of my parents and how it’s impossible for them to be perfect, no one’s perfect. It was the start of me appreciating them and how hard parenthood is more and our relationship being better.

10. “If the formula doesn’t work, you change the formula.” – Egoraptor.

It was originally said in terms of a gameplay element, but is applicable to life in general.

11. There’s a few.

1.) This one my step dad told me when I was depressed because of really unfortunate and unfair events that happened to me and i was in my feelings. “The world will not treat you any better because you are a good person but that is no excuse not to be one.”

2.) This one was told to me by my late grandfather when I was roughly ten. I know he didn’t come up with it obviously but he told me: “You can only shoot an arrow by pulling it back first. So when life drags you back, it’s preparing to launch you forward. so just relax, focus and keep aiming.”

3.) I forget who or where this one came from but it’s: “You have to learn how to heal yourself or you will spend your whole life bleeding on people who didn’t cut you.”

12. “If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hotdogs.” -Greg Universe, Steven Universe

It’s from a cartoon, but it’s just such a wholesome and fun way of saying that it’s okay to not be perfect and to make mistakes, that’s what makes us unique and defines our character.

13. “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best take it out and teach it to dance”. -George Bernard Shaw

I have a past which, while not bad, makes my existence kind of controversial. I used to be ashamed of it and constantly worry about what others would think of me if they found out, and I would focus an inordinate amount of energy into making sure they never did. It was exhausting and gave me constant anxiety.

This quote and a series of events when I was 17-18 changed my outlook on my situation- I own who I am now. I might not actively talk about my past, but I also don’t avoid it or lie about it. I’ve accepted that I am who I am and my past is what made me this way, and more importantly, that I can’t erase my entire existence before age 16 and I shouldn’t try to.

14. Funny enough, it was something my mom said to me once.

Before then, I was…full of myself. I was one of those “gifted, but troubled” kids that teachers loved and doted on because I was sooooooo smart, and my peers hated me for it.

But then, one day, Mom changed my way of thinking.

“Every person on the street does something better than you. Everyone you know knows more about something than you do. I mean, there was one guy I went to high school with who was dumb as a rock. He barely had two brain cells to rub together, but he’s one of the best mechanics I know. He can take an engine apart and put it back together like it was nothing. Can you do that?

Everyone has knowledge of something that you don’t have. In a way, that means everyone is smarter than you.”

That little talking-to shaped me into the person today, and brought me down to Earth.

15. My boss once told me: “There are no big jobs or small jobs, only jobs that need to be done right” and that has always stuck with me.

16. “A raindrop never feels responsible for the flood”

17. I don’t remember the name of who said it, but this is it,

“If I have an apple and you have an apple, and we trade apples, then we both still have one apple.

But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we trade ideas, then we both have two ideas.”

18. About 8 years ago I was in a rough spot in my life. A guy told me, “Whatever you did to get yourself here, do the exact opposite to get yourself out”. It’s simple (and maybe not useful to all situations in life), but worked for the situation I was in and still remember it.

19. “It’s hard to be a cynic at twenty.” Something about seeing that written out made me completely change my perspective on life. It made me realize that there is so much left for me to do in life and that I should have a more positive outlook on my future.

20. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”

Teacher in 9th grade had a poster with that quote in her room next to the whiteboard, so I read it all day. It’s so true. Anytime I have been depressed in my life I remember that quote, start changing things, and things get better.

21. “There are people we treat wrong, and later we’re prepared to treat other people right. Perhaps this sounds mercenary, but I feel grateful for these trial relationships, and I would like to think it all evens out – surely, unknowingly, I have served as practice for other people.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep

My favorite love/relationship quote of all time. It made me have a kinder, more forgiving approach to dating. Everyone is really just practicing. No one really sets a hard goal to be a douche.

22. “Things change. I want you to understand that. This year things might be shitty. Next year maybe it’s not shitty. Things change. Do you understand that?”

Whenever things just suck remembering that in a while it’ll probably be better is really helpful.

23. “It’s better to be alone than in bad company” -George Washington

I took this to heart and cut so many toxic people out. Life improved exponentially.

24. “Only you can make you happy.”

I know the wording is a bit off… I heard it from my southern mom. I had a rough time in high school keeping friendships and my parental issues (divorce, step-parents, etc). My mom told me this one day after a really rough day and it kind of has stuck. Optimism and strategic thinking go a really long way!!

25. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” -FDR

26. “Would you be friends with someone who speaks to you the way you speak to yourself?”

This changed a lot of things for me in small ways. I don’t think self abusive things quite as much, and when I do it’s often peppered with supportive and calming things.

Learning that you can verbally abuse yourself, and that I had been doing it pretty much my whole life, helped put a lot of things into perspective for me. Obviously I didn’t get all of that from just that quote, but it’s the quote that got me thinking about it.

27. “Nothing really ever happens to you, but it happens for you.”

Really helped me see things from a different perspective, and how anything negative going on could be spun into a new beginning and new path.

28. “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” -Mewtwo. I come from a wealthy family and could probably get by just leeching off of my parents for a long time, but I still study and work hard to make sure I can make a positive impact on the world.

29.The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, or a Hell of Heaven.”

That’s from Milton’s Paradise Lost. Whenever I feel shit about my job, I think that first part. The mind is its own place.

30. “A wise man speaks because he has something to say. A fool speaks because he has to say something.” No idea where I heard it, but it stuck with me.

31. Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. – Mark Twain

Every writer should know this. It still is one I come back to every so often.

32. “You don’t have to be the man you were five minutes ago.”

33. “You who seek what life is in death, now find it air that once was breath.”

Basically we are so fixated on death and our own personal experience we forget it is a constant universal state and is not as precious as a “breath” seems.

34. “If you cannot be weak, be strong!”

Granted, the actual context is completely inapplicable to my actual life, but I found it good for when I need that extra bit of determination or strength to get through something. Sometimes life doesn’t allow you to falter, and you can’t do anything but pull yourself together and power through it.

35. I used to feel really weird and uncomfortable whenever my girlfriend brought up stories about her past boyfriends and one night stands, and I know it’s normal to feel a little weird but this was really over the top feeling like I’m gonna throw up weird. So weird that one day I told her I’d prefer if she didn’t bring it up.

She said to me a when ago during an argument about it “I’m allowed to have a past you know” with a sad look on her face, and my mindset immediately flipped and I haven’t felt weird since. I felt terrible for making her feel ashamed of something she ought not to be ashamed about. I apologised and we have been happy about it since.

36. “Fear is just a memory.”

I was attacked by a police dog as a kid. It left me with a serious anxiety around Dogs. There were times where i’d literally run out the room or cross a street to keep away from a dog.

Then someone told me that when I was faced with a dog, I wasn’t scared of the one in front of me attacking me… I was remembering the memory of being attacked as a kid.

I’m still nervous as heck sometimes around dogs, but that line has helped me deal with any anxiety I have… for the most part.

37. “Treat others how you’d treat yourself.” I make sure to treat everyone kindly as we may never know what they might be going through

38. “We do have a lot in common. Same heart, same air, the same sky. Maybe if we looked at what’s the same instead of what’s different, well, who knows.” -Meowth

39. “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” – Hanlon’s razor

Not that it’s always right, but it’s just makes life easier and happier.

40. A more modern one that’s changed a lot for me is this.

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” – Louis C.K.

I have never been a selfish person, but as somebody who strives to better myself toward others that teaches my kids the same (or tries to, edgy teens are sort of a bitch to work with) This quote really cemented my overall outlook on things my entire adult life into a simple black and white saying I never really gave a second thought.

41. An Aristotle quote:

“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain an idea without accepting it.”

This was crucial to fighting my backfire effect when confronted with an idea I didn’t understand that conflicted with my world view.

42. “If you wanted to be there, you would’ve.”

My family has been using this to guilt trip me a lot lately. A few years ago, my mom kicked me out after an argument and I had to scramble to find a way to make a living while I was in law school. I visit every single day. Always. So when I miss something, they always try to guilt me and make me feel bad. It used to work. Keyword: “used to.”

Today’s example: my sister is getting married to a fuckboy. Everybody knows how I feel about him. Everybody knows how strongly against this marriage I am, because he is not good enough for my sister, who only named me the Maid of Honor because her best friend stopped speaking to her because of this whole fuckboy situation. In essence, I was her second choice for Maid of Honor, and I am her biological sister. Today, she and my mom went shopping for a wedding dress. I told them repeatedly I could not go because I had plans to be out of town before the plan to go wedding dress shopping was ever even considered. They still planned for today, and got mad at me when they found out that I was, in fact, out of town for the weekend and would not be attending the dress shopping thing.

Of course, they hit me with the, “If you wanted to be here, you would’ve been here.” Normally the guilt trip works, and I apologize profusely and let them think I feel guilty. But today, I finally let them have it. I simply said, “You’re right. If I wanted to be there, I would’ve been.”

In essence, this phrase is no longer a phrase I see as a guilt trip. It’s a fact for me now.

43. “When I want to read a good book, I write one.” I think it was Ernest Hemingway, but don’t quote me on that. It has the oomph that “be the change you want to see in the world” lacks.

44. “If you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, you are not really hungry.”

Great one for people who eat from boredom.

45. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” -Stephen R. Covey

46. I don’t know if its really a quote, but “expect little, and you’ll never get disappointed” really made me feel better every time I didn’t achieve something i wanted, also “improve yourself with every mistake, don’t try to be the best, only be better.”

47. When you compare your insides to other people’s outsides, you always lose.

48. I think it was Derren Brown who said something along the lines of ‘there’s only two things in this life you can control: your thoughts and your behavior’. As someone with anxiety, that made things a lot easier for me.

49. A ship is always safest in the harbor, but that’s not what it was built for.

To everyone who says “but what about Pearl Harbor,” I said safest. Not entirely safe. But thanks for your pedantic nitpicking. That was really the point of the quote.

50. We judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions

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Curtis Sittenfeld
http://bit.ly/2NIpiQ9
Cataloged in Self-Improvement

50 Powerful Sayings With The Potential To Change Your Way Of Thinking

These inspirational sayings from Ask Reddit will give you the shove you need to change your life.

1. “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” -Andy Bernard, The Office.

It’s made me appreciate the quality time I spend with my family and friends. Knowing I’ll never get this time back, I wanna be able to look back on these days and know I made the most of them with the people that matter most.

2. “You’re not in traffic, you are traffic.”

Made me more mindful of my own contribution to the things that go on in my life, and take more ownership over them.

3. “Even the longest days are twenty-four hours.”

I find myself repeating that in my head on especially terrible days.

4. “Don’t make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.”

To me, this quote’s message is really about not acting on things in the heat of the moment or impulses. Wait and see how things go before making important decisions – whether that’s a few hours, a few weeks, or a few years.

5. “Don’t ruin a Tuesday wishing it was Friday”

No idea who said it but it made my Tuesday a little better last week.

6. “Going sideways is a funny way of going forwards, but often it’s the only way.”

Things may not be going the way you want them to, but what other choice do you have than to stagnate?

7. “Worrying means you suffer twice” -Newt Scamander

Really helps me cope with my crazy anxiety sometimes.

8. Beware the advice of successful people; they do not seek company.”

I don’t take this at face value, many successful people genuinely want to help others. But it does remind me that everyone has an agenda, no one has a guidebook for life, and I should think critically about anyone’s purported methods for success.

9. All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.” – Mitch Albom

It didn’t really make me think in a different way about my whole life or whatever, but it definitely helped me think better of my parents and how it’s impossible for them to be perfect, no one’s perfect. It was the start of me appreciating them and how hard parenthood is more and our relationship being better.

10. “If the formula doesn’t work, you change the formula.” – Egoraptor.

It was originally said in terms of a gameplay element, but is applicable to life in general.

11. There’s a few.

1.) This one my step dad told me when I was depressed because of really unfortunate and unfair events that happened to me and i was in my feelings. “The world will not treat you any better because you are a good person but that is no excuse not to be one.”

2.) This one was told to me by my late grandfather when I was roughly ten. I know he didn’t come up with it obviously but he told me: “You can only shoot an arrow by pulling it back first. So when life drags you back, it’s preparing to launch you forward. so just relax, focus and keep aiming.”

3.) I forget who or where this one came from but it’s: “You have to learn how to heal yourself or you will spend your whole life bleeding on people who didn’t cut you.”

12. “If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hotdogs.” -Greg Universe, Steven Universe

It’s from a cartoon, but it’s just such a wholesome and fun way of saying that it’s okay to not be perfect and to make mistakes, that’s what makes us unique and defines our character.

13. “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best take it out and teach it to dance”. -George Bernard Shaw

I have a past which, while not bad, makes my existence kind of controversial. I used to be ashamed of it and constantly worry about what others would think of me if they found out, and I would focus an inordinate amount of energy into making sure they never did. It was exhausting and gave me constant anxiety.

This quote and a series of events when I was 17-18 changed my outlook on my situation- I own who I am now. I might not actively talk about my past, but I also don’t avoid it or lie about it. I’ve accepted that I am who I am and my past is what made me this way, and more importantly, that I can’t erase my entire existence before age 16 and I shouldn’t try to.

14. Funny enough, it was something my mom said to me once.

Before then, I was…full of myself. I was one of those “gifted, but troubled” kids that teachers loved and doted on because I was sooooooo smart, and my peers hated me for it.

But then, one day, Mom changed my way of thinking.

“Every person on the street does something better than you. Everyone you know knows more about something than you do. I mean, there was one guy I went to high school with who was dumb as a rock. He barely had two brain cells to rub together, but he’s one of the best mechanics I know. He can take an engine apart and put it back together like it was nothing. Can you do that?

Everyone has knowledge of something that you don’t have. In a way, that means everyone is smarter than you.”

That little talking-to shaped me into the person today, and brought me down to Earth.

15. My boss once told me: “There are no big jobs or small jobs, only jobs that need to be done right” and that has always stuck with me.

16. “A raindrop never feels responsible for the flood”

17. I don’t remember the name of who said it, but this is it,

“If I have an apple and you have an apple, and we trade apples, then we both still have one apple.

But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we trade ideas, then we both have two ideas.”

18. About 8 years ago I was in a rough spot in my life. A guy told me, “Whatever you did to get yourself here, do the exact opposite to get yourself out”. It’s simple (and maybe not useful to all situations in life), but worked for the situation I was in and still remember it.

19. “It’s hard to be a cynic at twenty.” Something about seeing that written out made me completely change my perspective on life. It made me realize that there is so much left for me to do in life and that I should have a more positive outlook on my future.

20. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”

Teacher in 9th grade had a poster with that quote in her room next to the whiteboard, so I read it all day. It’s so true. Anytime I have been depressed in my life I remember that quote, start changing things, and things get better.

21. “There are people we treat wrong, and later we’re prepared to treat other people right. Perhaps this sounds mercenary, but I feel grateful for these trial relationships, and I would like to think it all evens out – surely, unknowingly, I have served as practice for other people.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep

My favorite love/relationship quote of all time. It made me have a kinder, more forgiving approach to dating. Everyone is really just practicing. No one really sets a hard goal to be a douche.

22. “Things change. I want you to understand that. This year things might be shitty. Next year maybe it’s not shitty. Things change. Do you understand that?”

Whenever things just suck remembering that in a while it’ll probably be better is really helpful.

23. “It’s better to be alone than in bad company” -George Washington

I took this to heart and cut so many toxic people out. Life improved exponentially.

24. “Only you can make you happy.”

I know the wording is a bit off… I heard it from my southern mom. I had a rough time in high school keeping friendships and my parental issues (divorce, step-parents, etc). My mom told me this one day after a really rough day and it kind of has stuck. Optimism and strategic thinking go a really long way!!

25. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” -FDR

26. “Would you be friends with someone who speaks to you the way you speak to yourself?”

This changed a lot of things for me in small ways. I don’t think self abusive things quite as much, and when I do it’s often peppered with supportive and calming things.

Learning that you can verbally abuse yourself, and that I had been doing it pretty much my whole life, helped put a lot of things into perspective for me. Obviously I didn’t get all of that from just that quote, but it’s the quote that got me thinking about it.

27. “Nothing really ever happens to you, but it happens for you.”

Really helped me see things from a different perspective, and how anything negative going on could be spun into a new beginning and new path.

28. “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” -Mewtwo. I come from a wealthy family and could probably get by just leeching off of my parents for a long time, but I still study and work hard to make sure I can make a positive impact on the world.

29.The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, or a Hell of Heaven.”

That’s from Milton’s Paradise Lost. Whenever I feel shit about my job, I think that first part. The mind is its own place.

30. “A wise man speaks because he has something to say. A fool speaks because he has to say something.” No idea where I heard it, but it stuck with me.

31. Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. – Mark Twain

Every writer should know this. It still is one I come back to every so often.

32. “You don’t have to be the man you were five minutes ago.”

33. “You who seek what life is in death, now find it air that once was breath.”

Basically we are so fixated on death and our own personal experience we forget it is a constant universal state and is not as precious as a “breath” seems.

34. “If you cannot be weak, be strong!”

Granted, the actual context is completely inapplicable to my actual life, but I found it good for when I need that extra bit of determination or strength to get through something. Sometimes life doesn’t allow you to falter, and you can’t do anything but pull yourself together and power through it.

35. I used to feel really weird and uncomfortable whenever my girlfriend brought up stories about her past boyfriends and one night stands, and I know it’s normal to feel a little weird but this was really over the top feeling like I’m gonna throw up weird. So weird that one day I told her I’d prefer if she didn’t bring it up.

She said to me a when ago during an argument about it “I’m allowed to have a past you know” with a sad look on her face, and my mindset immediately flipped and I haven’t felt weird since. I felt terrible for making her feel ashamed of something she ought not to be ashamed about. I apologised and we have been happy about it since.

36. “Fear is just a memory.”

I was attacked by a police dog as a kid. It left me with a serious anxiety around Dogs. There were times where i’d literally run out the room or cross a street to keep away from a dog.

Then someone told me that when I was faced with a dog, I wasn’t scared of the one in front of me attacking me… I was remembering the memory of being attacked as a kid.

I’m still nervous as heck sometimes around dogs, but that line has helped me deal with any anxiety I have… for the most part.

37. “Treat others how you’d treat yourself.” I make sure to treat everyone kindly as we may never know what they might be going through

38. “We do have a lot in common. Same heart, same air, the same sky. Maybe if we looked at what’s the same instead of what’s different, well, who knows.” -Meowth

39. “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” – Hanlon’s razor

Not that it’s always right, but it’s just makes life easier and happier.

40. A more modern one that’s changed a lot for me is this.

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” – Louis C.K.

I have never been a selfish person, but as somebody who strives to better myself toward others that teaches my kids the same (or tries to, edgy teens are sort of a bitch to work with) This quote really cemented my overall outlook on things my entire adult life into a simple black and white saying I never really gave a second thought.

41. An Aristotle quote:

“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain an idea without accepting it.”

This was crucial to fighting my backfire effect when confronted with an idea I didn’t understand that conflicted with my world view.

42. “If you wanted to be there, you would’ve.”

My family has been using this to guilt trip me a lot lately. A few years ago, my mom kicked me out after an argument and I had to scramble to find a way to make a living while I was in law school. I visit every single day. Always. So when I miss something, they always try to guilt me and make me feel bad. It used to work. Keyword: “used to.”

Today’s example: my sister is getting married to a fuckboy. Everybody knows how I feel about him. Everybody knows how strongly against this marriage I am, because he is not good enough for my sister, who only named me the Maid of Honor because her best friend stopped speaking to her because of this whole fuckboy situation. In essence, I was her second choice for Maid of Honor, and I am her biological sister. Today, she and my mom went shopping for a wedding dress. I told them repeatedly I could not go because I had plans to be out of town before the plan to go wedding dress shopping was ever even considered. They still planned for today, and got mad at me when they found out that I was, in fact, out of town for the weekend and would not be attending the dress shopping thing.

Of course, they hit me with the, “If you wanted to be here, you would’ve been here.” Normally the guilt trip works, and I apologize profusely and let them think I feel guilty. But today, I finally let them have it. I simply said, “You’re right. If I wanted to be there, I would’ve been.”

In essence, this phrase is no longer a phrase I see as a guilt trip. It’s a fact for me now.

43. “When I want to read a good book, I write one.” I think it was Ernest Hemingway, but don’t quote me on that. It has the oomph that “be the change you want to see in the world” lacks.

44. “If you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, you are not really hungry.”

Great one for people who eat from boredom.

45. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” -Stephen R. Covey

46. I don’t know if its really a quote, but “expect little, and you’ll never get disappointed” really made me feel better every time I didn’t achieve something i wanted, also “improve yourself with every mistake, don’t try to be the best, only be better.”

47. When you compare your insides to other people’s outsides, you always lose.

48. I think it was Derren Brown who said something along the lines of ‘there’s only two things in this life you can control: your thoughts and your behavior’. As someone with anxiety, that made things a lot easier for me.

49. A ship is always safest in the harbor, but that’s not what it was built for.

To everyone who says “but what about Pearl Harbor,” I said safest. Not entirely safe. But thanks for your pedantic nitpicking. That was really the point of the quote.

50. We judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions

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Man loses part of ear in ‘nasty’ attackhttps://viralnews2.pw/man-loses-part-of-ear-in-nasty-attack/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:59:30 +0000 https://viralnews2.pw/?p=5271
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Image caption The attack happened in the car park of The Messenger pub on Friday

A man lost part of his ear when he was assaulted outside a pub.

The victim, in his 20s was attacked with a bottle in the car park of The Messenger in Covingham, Swindon, at about 23:30 BST on Friday.

He received hospital treatment for a severe cut to his head, which resulted in him losing the top of his ear.

Two men, aged 21 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and have been released under investigation.

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses to contact the force.

Detective Sergeant Scott Anger said: "This was a nasty assault which has left the victim with a serious injury which will require ongoing medical treatment."

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Image caption The attack happened in the car park of The Messenger pub on Friday

A man lost part of his ear when he was assaulted outside a pub.

The victim, in his 20s was attacked with a bottle in the car park of The Messenger in Covingham, Swindon, at about 23:30 BST on Friday.

He received hospital treatment for a severe cut to his head, which resulted in him losing the top of his ear.

Two men, aged 21 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and have been released under investigation.

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses to contact the force.

Detective Sergeant Scott Anger said: "This was a nasty assault which has left the victim with a serious injury which will require ongoing medical treatment."

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Busy Philipps Believed Michelle Williams And Heath Ledger Would Reconcile After Splithttps://viralnews2.pw/busy-philipps-believed-michelle-williams-and-heath-ledger-would-reconcile-after-split/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:54:22 +0000 https://viralnews2.pw/?p=5267

Busy Philipps is an authority on many things — Instagram Stories, those trampoline workout classes that make us sweat just from watching and, of course, her best friend, Michelle Williams

Philipps, whose late-night talk show premieres on E! this month, has been fiercely protective of the “Venom” star ever since their “Dawson’s Creek” days but is now opening up about their friendship in a new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little.

While Williams has been reluctant to speak about her relationship with Heath Ledger, Philipps has shed some light on their romance, revealing that she always believed they would end up together, even after splitting up.

“He and Michelle were in the process of separating at that point, and I felt sad for both of them but weirdly like something would be figured out and it wasn’t the end of the story for them,” Philipps wrote in her memoir, according to People.

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Busy Philipps, Williams and Ledger at Governors Ball in Los Angeles after the 2006 Academy Awards. Williams and Ledger were nominated that year for best supporting actress and best actor for "Brokeback Mountain."

“They were so young and that baby was the light of both of their lives,” she continues. “They were just working all the time and it was complicated.”

Williams and Ledger met on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” and dated for three years, welcoming daughter Matilda Rose in 2005. But they amicably split in September 2007, four months before Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose.

“S— is always complicated. Especially when you’re twenty-eight. And movie stars. With a baby,” added Philipps, who is godmother to their daughter.

While Williams once remarked that having “a storybook family life” wasn’t in the cards for her after Ledger’s death, she has since found love with musician Phil Elverum.

The two secretly tied the knot in an intimate ceremony this summer, she revealed in a moving Vanity Fair profile about finding love after loss. 

She also opened up about how she keeps Ledger’s memory alive for her daughter, who was only 2 years old at the time of his death. 

“I never gave up on love,” Williams said. “I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.’”

The four-time Academy Award nominee has taken on sharing her story in hopes that it may provide some comfort to others having trouble moving on after the death of a loved one.

“I don’t really want to talk about any of it,” she told Vanity Fair. “But there’s that tease, that lure, that’s like, ‘What if this helps somebody? What if somebody who has always journeyed in this way, who has struggled as much as I struggled, and looked as much as I looked, finds something that helps them?’”

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Busy Philipps is an authority on many things — Instagram Stories, those trampoline workout classes that make us sweat just from watching and, of course, her best friend, Michelle Williams

Philipps, whose late-night talk show premieres on E! this month, has been fiercely protective of the “Venom” star ever since their “Dawson’s Creek” days but is now opening up about their friendship in a new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little.

While Williams has been reluctant to speak about her relationship with Heath Ledger, Philipps has shed some light on their romance, revealing that she always believed they would end up together, even after splitting up.

“He and Michelle were in the process of separating at that point, and I felt sad for both of them but weirdly like something would be figured out and it wasn’t the end of the story for them,” Philipps wrote in her memoir, according to People.

Brokeback Mountain

J. Vespa via Getty Images
Busy Philipps, Williams and Ledger at Governors Ball in Los Angeles after the 2006 Academy Awards. Williams and Ledger were nominated that year for best supporting actress and best actor for "Brokeback Mountain."

“They were so young and that baby was the light of both of their lives,” she continues. “They were just working all the time and it was complicated.”

Williams and Ledger met on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” and dated for three years, welcoming daughter Matilda Rose in 2005. But they amicably split in September 2007, four months before Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose.

“S— is always complicated. Especially when you’re twenty-eight. And movie stars. With a baby,” added Philipps, who is godmother to their daughter.

While Williams once remarked that having “a storybook family life” wasn’t in the cards for her after Ledger’s death, she has since found love with musician Phil Elverum.

The two secretly tied the knot in an intimate ceremony this summer, she revealed in a moving Vanity Fair profile about finding love after loss. 

She also opened up about how she keeps Ledger’s memory alive for her daughter, who was only 2 years old at the time of his death. 

“I never gave up on love,” Williams said. “I always say to Matilda, ‘Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.’”

The four-time Academy Award nominee has taken on sharing her story in hopes that it may provide some comfort to others having trouble moving on after the death of a loved one.

“I don’t really want to talk about any of it,” she told Vanity Fair. “But there’s that tease, that lure, that’s like, ‘What if this helps somebody? What if somebody who has always journeyed in this way, who has struggled as much as I struggled, and looked as much as I looked, finds something that helps them?’”

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