To the beloved and deplored memory of her who was the inspirer, and in part the author, of all that is best in my writings- my friend and wife whose exalted sense of truth and right was my strongest incitement, and whose approbation was my chief reward- I dedicate this volume…
Were I but capable of interpreting to the world one half of the great thoughts and noble feelings which are buried in her grave, I should be the medium of a greater benefit to it, than is ever likely to arise from anything that I can write, unprompted and unassisted by her all but unrivaled wisdom.

J.S. Mill’s dedication of his magnum opus, On Liberty, to his wife Harriet, who had died just before the final draft was complete. Mill refused to amend the essay any further without her and published it to consecrate her memory.

Earlier, in a letter to her, he wrote “I shall never be satisfied unless you allow our best book, the book which is to come, to have our two names on the title page. It ought to be so with everything I publish, for the better half of it all is yours”

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Kim, you listen to Sharon alright, I’ve been in 29 netball premierships, I’ve played indoor cricket in four states and I’ve shot putted at a national level now I think I know what I’m talking about alright, and the sooner you realise that all men are bastards and develop an interest in sport the happier you’ll be.

Sharon Strzelecki, Kath and Kim

"now I think I know what I’m talking about" kills me to death every time

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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything
― Nietzsche
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I don’t want everyone to look like me – far from it – I want women to embrace eclectic, unique beauty and be proud when they break the traditional mould

Dita Von Teese, goddess and queen, on her new Von Follies range of lingerie which runs in AU sizes 8-20 and cups A-E.

check out her debut at the Melbourne Fashion Festival featuring beautiful ladies in a range of sizes.

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Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.
― Erma Bombeck
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I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Nick Cave

i actually really like chilly willy but nick cave is a goddamn prince.

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I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.
― Sylvia Plath

(Source: arosary)

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You don’t want to start setting up another rule book, like: “This is how you’re a feminist. And this is the way you dress. And this is the way you act. And this is the way you protest.” It’s like, some people protest carrying signs. Some people protest by making activist radical music. Sometimes people try to just make it through a day and not kill themselves, and that’s their activism for right then, because that’s all they have.
― Kathleen Hanna

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So I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.
― Pablo Neruda

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