The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.
— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (via feellng)
I hate when people ask, ‘What’s it like being an Indian comedian?’ Or similarly, when they ask female comedians what it’s like being a ‘female comedian.’ I’ve never read anyone ask Jerry Seinfeld what it’s like being a ‘Caucasian comedian,’ which is actually a great question. Mindy Kaling put it best when she said something to the effect of, ‘I can go head-to-head with any white, male comedy writer. Don’t try to segment me into a smaller category.’ I thought it was such a badass thing to say and articulated my frustration perfectly.
— Aziz Ansari (via actuallycrying)
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five