21 J.K. Rowling Quotes That Prove She’s So Much More Than ‘Harry Potter’

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No story lives unless someone wants to listen.
I didn’t write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children — children’s books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it.
I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? “You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!”

“Well,” I said, slightly nonplussed, “the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.”

What I felt like saying was, “I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?” But no — my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

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15 Sad Little Moments Where All You Can Do Is Go “Well… OK.”

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1. When you’re all excited about your new phone and go to show it to someone and they’re like “Oh, yeah, I’ve had that for, like, three months.” (And then, to add insult to injury, you see a 10-year-old with the same phone on the way home.)

2. When you finally get to play a song you love during the house party and everyone just kind of looks around at each other like “What the hell is this” and you just sort of dance awkwardly in the corner by yourself.

3. When your waiter is walking by with what you imagine to be your food and you make full-on eye contact with him and give him that “Yes, I love you, finally we can be together” look and HE EVEN SMILES BACK AT YOU KIND OF but then he breezes right past you to another table.

4. When the person…

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8 Weird Things An Overthinker Will Do If They Like You

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1. Not speak to you at all.

I know this seems counterintuitive, but it really is one of the most most important signs that an overthinker is into you. While on the outside they may be shifty-eyed and totally silent, on the inside they are a bubbling hot spring of emotions, second-guessing, and wondering if they can casually rub their pinkie against your pinkie without you picking up on it. Often they will look at you intensely, seem as though they’re about to say something, and then immediately look away or talk to someone else. This is a sign of affection.

2. Practice how to say “hello” a hundred times, then inevitably fuck it up.

If an overthinker likes you, chances are 130 percent that they have spent at least one full shower practicing the perfect, casual, seductive way to greet you. They were probably thinking something between “Hey you”…

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Selecta Cornetto | Cornetto Red Tour Philippines

Selecta Cornetto | Cornetto Red Tour Philippines

OKAY, SO I’M JOINING THIS CONTEST WHEREIN THE WINNER CAN BE THE OPENING ACT OF TAYLOR SWIFT DURING HER CONCERT IN THE PHILIPPINES AND I JUST WANT TO ASK ALL OF YOU WHO CARE ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR ME. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU.

YOU CAN GO TO THE “Check out the acts” PART OF THE APP and just search for “Dianne Siacon”. It will be easier for you if you can just search from the end up to the beginning. I did a cover of Sara Bareilles’ Gravity because her songs are just amazing. Please vote for me because I would really like to win and probably meet Taylor Swift. I’ve loved her since Teardrops On My Guitar and she’s the main reason why I started playing the guitar so it would be really awesome if I got the chance to meet my idol. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO WILL VOTE. xxx

Btw, here’s a link to my cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuaDVwm0G8c

10 Things That Happen When You Go To An All-Girls School

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1. Food > dating

That obsessive, determined energy that would normally be focused on dating and relationships becomes almost entirely directed towards food. Eating becomes a serious sport — revered and approached with a Sochi-level intensity. A friend’s birthday at my high school was no joke — brownie bake-offs were a real and serious business.

2. Uniforms break you, then become a part of you

After initial resistance, you soon embark upon a clingy, codependent relationship with your uniform. It’s just so simple! No more fashion decisions necessary, ever! It eventually becomes such a crutch that when Free Dress Day rolls around, you stand paralyzed in front of your closet for a half hour, then breathe a sigh of relief when you realize that “Free Dress Day” technically means you can wear whatever you want, including your uniform. You put it on, chuckling at your earlier attempts to dress yourself…

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70 Little Ways You Can Tell That Someone Loves You

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This cannot come without a big disclaimer: this is not all-encompassing nor universally true and obviously not every single one of these will apply to someone. They are just some ideas, and personal experiences, of the times we think to ourselves, wow, they really do love me.

1. They bring your favorite dinner home by surprise just because.

2. They tell you they like the little things about you, meaning they notice the little things about you.

3. They don’t fight dirty.

4. You say you want to stay in and watch Netflix in bed and they couldn’t be happier to sit next to you and do nothing but that.

5. When you come home from work and you’re happy because you had a great day, they’re all smiley and happy too.

6. You’re okay with being around each other all the time… actually, you want to be.

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13 Things Every Girl Knows Are Worth Waiting For

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  • Your sheets to come out of the dryer so you can immediately put them on your bed and climb in while they’re still warm. Even if it’s 2pm and you have no intention of sleeping, do it just for the feeling of lying there, wrapped in a fresh, spring-scented, static electric cocoon.
  • A friend at a bar when they’re already 20 minutes late and you didn’t feel like going out anyway, but you came because you know that when they finally do show up, all the little stresses of the day will evaporate, and you’ll melt into an easy, comfortable, tipsy, private murmur of friendship that’s worth risking a weekday hangover for.
  • A table at your favorite breakfast place on a Sunday morning after a late night when you know it will be crowded and there will be a long wait, but you do it anyway for that perfect…

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To The Kids Who Used To Wish They Could Be Older

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You were curled up in the corner of your bedroom with your bottom lip pouted out, breathing as heavily as a little kid can, and your mom was pounding at your door. “I’m never coming out! I can’t wait to move out of here!” you yelled at her. She is too patient to yell back – she always has been — so she just stood there, knowing that you would, as always, be too hungry and weak-willed to last longer than ten minutes.

You were 6, and this was the first time of many that you would decide that you couldn’t wait to grow up. You would imagine a day when you could set your own bedtime, or lack thereof, and not have to worry about how dirty your floor is. The light at the end of the tunnel was a day when you could eat chicken nuggets and Lunchables…

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Concert Tickets Shouldn’t Be So. Freaking. Expensive

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I don’t care who think you are. I don’t care that you’ve been in the limelight for over eight or 18 years now. I don’t care how many followers you garner on Twitter, nor do I care how many venues you’ve previously sold out. I don’t care that you’re Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, or even Beyoncé.

Tickets to see you live and in concert should not cost my college tuition.

I work hard for my money, as hard as the next desperate college student. I work long shifts, deal with rude costumers, and, generally, have better things I could be doing with my life, like sleeping or watching Netflix. I work hard and, for the most part, I don’t enjoy spending the money I’ve slaved away for.

What makes it okay to charge that much for your concert? How do you sleep at night, knowing you’ve exploited…

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