I think that the amount of concentration — sometimes the amount of personal exploration — it takes to do something well, can be not pleasant … like hard work is. That doesn’t mean that you don’t want to do it, or that you don’t love it, or that it’s not ultimately satisfying. You know that old cliché; … nothing’s worth it unless it’s [a] hard to do kind of thing. I wear that on my sleeve sometimes when I’m working. … There’s always something about that job that’s exhausting, and that’s what’s exhausting about acting, is the level concentration over very long period of time.

If there’s something emotional about what you’re doing that day, you’re carrying that emotion on one level or another for a long period of time … it can be burdensome. But it’s part of the work, and you’re trying to create something artful out of it. And so, it’s not therapy. So, you’re not there to be in therapy; you’re there to take, you know, what you know and the experiences and behavior and emotional life of yourself and others and try to make something artful out of it. But the carrying of that around and the focusing of that can be, it can be tough.

- Philip Seymour Hoffman, on exhausting work and acting as creating something artful out of human experiences, in conversation with Terry Gross (via marinamichelson)

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Issa Lish photographed by Mario Sorrenti for Love #12 Fall/Winter 2014.

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Issa Lish photographed by Mario Sorrenti for Love #12 Fall/Winter 2014.

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Iranian artist, Leila Pazooki Moment of Glory Neon light installation Dimensions variable 2010 Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery

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Iranian artist, Leila Pazooki
Moment of Glory
Neon light installation
Dimensions variable
2010
Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery

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i was feeling myself yesterday, trying to get energized and confident for a skype interview

Slay anger, strangle sorrow, and drown despair; then a joy shall be born which is beyond love or hope, endurable, incorruptible. Come heaven, come hell! Once the Balances are adjusted, then shall the night pass away, and desire and sorrow vanish as a dream with the breath of the morning.
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Racist stereotypes of the strong, superhuman black woman are operative myths in the minds of many white women, allowing them to ignore the extent to which black women are likely to be victimized in this society, and the role white women play in the maintenance and perpetuation of that victimization […] By projecting onto black women a mythical power and strength, white women both promote a false image of themselves as powerless, passive victims and deflect attention away from their aggressiveness, their power (however limited in a white supremacist, male dominated state), their willingness to dominate and control others.
- bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (via wocinsolidarity)

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