college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?
I’ve heard that there’s a kind of bird without legs that can only fly and fly, and sleep in the wind when it is tired. The bird only lands once in its life… that’s when it dies.
“The best thing about my profession is that there’s no need to make any decision. Who’s to die, when and where, it’s all been planned by others. I’m a lazy person. I like others to arrange things for me. But I’ve been doing some thinking lately. I feel the need for change. Whether it’s right or wrong… I must make a decision for myself”
Fallen Angels (墮落天使)(1995)
Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin (2013)
give yourself over to the wolf. let it eat the parts of you that are sick, that are damaged beyond salvage. let the wolf in and let it clean house, and let it leave again. the wolf knows which parts must be swallowed. you do not need what it takes, and where it bites you the wounds will heal. let the wolf in and let it eat you, and let it leave again.
“She is by far the most committed, dedicated, focused actor i have ever worked with. a year before we started making the movie, on her own dime for 365 days she trained for eight hours, swam a mile a day, learned ballet, became a prima ballerina, and then when we shot, every single day she was in every single scene in every shot, and she shared her heart, soul and spirit with me and with the world.”
- Darren Aronofsky on working with Natalie Portman for Black Swan.
Brett Helquist’s illustrations for A Series of Unfortunate Events