"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."
— Roald Dahl (via lexestrex)

About the pressure for being the captain: It’s something I think about all the time. In fact, it’s something I’ve thought about since Mano selected his very first squad, for that friendly against USA. Time passes quickly and the pressure doesn’t stop increasing. It’s totally normal to get nervous, to have butterflies in your stomach, but you relax once the game kicks off. The fear of losing is always there, but you mustn’t let that fear dull your desire to win. In my particular case, because I’m the captain, the pressure is greater but fortunately it’s something I’m able to cope with well. Wearing the armband makes me remember everything I’ve been through to get here and, for that reason, you can be sure that I’m going to do my best to do it proud, so that everyone can look to me as an example to follow.

"I miss everybody, I miss being at Real Madrid, and hopefully, I’ll see them next season." (x)

"You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot."
— Hillary Clinton  (via neonchills)
"in the midst of hate, i found there was, within me, an invincible love. 
in the midst of tears, i found there was, within me, an invincible smile. 
in the midst of chaos, i found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
 i realized, through it all, that 
in the middle of winter, i finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer."
— albert camus (via fy-perspectives)
Anonimo asked: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?




50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.


Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

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"I am returning to defend Brazil, and all Brazilians."

- Thiago Silva @ TAM Airlines

Neymar and Bruna last friday



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Iker Casillas at UCLA | 24.7.2014 (video) (translation)


the sound of teenage girls laughing near you when you’re by yourself is one of the most terrifying things a person can experience


I can’t stand Real Madrid hating on James because his position compromises their faves on the team. How’s that his fault? That’s how real life works there’s always going to be fresh new talent and competition. FOOTBALL IS ALL ABOUT COMPETITION. If someone refused the 10 jersey and was given to…