"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”
"As someone who identifies himself as an African man, I try to show that pride in my work. I also try to show the importance of freedom. That another person’s perception or fear of your Blackness should in no way be limiting you from being who you feel in your heart you are.
You can dress how you’d like, or undress how you’d like. Your good times should be celebrated and your down times should be embraced. I want my work to be an example for the developing youth. So that they too can see representation of themselves that isn’t one-dimensional.
I feel blessed to have the mentality that I am an African artist. I see the world differently. And this mentality is rooted in having the desire to know where I come from. Let’s give Black kids that same desire.”
”It took me 10 years to be ready for this. I’ve got a pretty good foundation of friends and family that will always keep me grounded no matter what. But I don’t think I would have been ready for it 10 years ago. So I’m really happy with the way it worked out. You need to learn how to do this. You need to learn how to keep your cool, learn how to be a leader on set, learn how to act. F—-, I still know I’ve got a ton to learn. It’s all a learning experience. I’m going to school every day.” [x]
Happy 28th Birthday, Lindsay Lohan! (July 2, 1986)
"Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'”
Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
Happy Birthday, Mary Louise Streep (June 22, 1949)
Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim refugee in Lebanon that started Med school when she was 14 years old. She got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World. She is now signed to continue her studies in Ohio to become a pediatrician.
"I am the daughter of two parents that were deported from this country, I’m not ashamed of it. It’s a problem here in America and it happened to me." Guerrero’s family, including her older brother, was deported when she was 14. “I was the only one left because I was born in Jersey,” she says. “My entire family was just ripped apart.” Guerrero was taken in by two Colombian families that she was close with, but her circumstances left the aspiring actress growing up with feelings of insecurity and hopelessness. "I didn’t think anything was going to happen for me," she says. "I had dreams, but always told myself, ‘Nah, that would never happen.’ For a poor Latina, acting wasn’t a reality."
“Natalie and Sophie have clearly bonded, either through filming or through this madcap press junket. And in many respects they play off one another excellently.” [x]
"Tim keeps having me kill his wife in his movies… I don’t know what that means," -Johnny Depp
(Source : loopholes)