"Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree."
"I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those."
"There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for."
"I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!"
-Anne Frank (via misswallflower)
"I am an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way."
"You don’t ever expect to fall in love with words. No one can anticipate such a thing. But should it happen, God help you, because it will seem that no existent man is enough; none can equal what you have perfected in your mind."
"I try to believe like I believed when I was five…when your heart tells you everything you need to know."
"I am passionate about everything in my life—first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society."
"My belief is that a “classroom teacher” is one that is focused solely on their position and subject matter, and the rest of the school is something that is just “happening” around them. A “school teacher” is one that is focused on the success of the school as a whole. They know that every child within the school is the responsibility of all staff, not just the ones that teach them directly. What they do within their classroom one year, will directly affect what happens to that child later on in school, and in reality, can impact them for life. School teachers are the ones that see kids outside of their classroom and deal with them in good times and bad. They never see a student doing something wrong and simply march them down to the principal’s office. They see, even in mistakes, that an opportunity to talk with a child is an opportunity to build a relationship."