Who is this? I like her face very much.
Usually people say it’s ‘humbling’ when they’ve won an award. That’s not humbling. That’s the opposite of humbling. It makes you feel amazing. You’re a megalomaniac and you’re trying to say to people that you’re still humble inside, so you lie about what it feels like to be given an award. Going to prison; that’s humbling.
David Mitchell - 10 O’Clock Live
Um, David, your wife is showing:
“Well, it’s stupid. Stop doing it everyone. Or keep doing it, for the language must live and change, mustn’t it? And soon the dictionary can carry two meanings of the word “humble”: (1) modest, unpretentious, lowly or abased, (2) feeling like a big shiny great lord of the universe because you just won a thing and everyone’s clapping.”
I’ve said this too. Probably quite a lot of people who share some of the same ideas have had this thought I should think. Probably quite a lot of people have thought that as well. Etc.
Olivia Colman’s acceptance speech at the BAFTAs 2013
This was one of the highlights of last night. I love her.
Olivia Colman for president/queen etc.
Says it all really.
Rather than fighting for every woman’s right to feel beautiful, I would like to see the return of a kind of feminism that tells women and girls everywhere that maybe it’s all right not to be pretty and perfectly well behaved. That maybe women who are plain, or large, or old, or differently abled, or who simply don’t give a damn what they look like because they’re too busy saving the world or rearranging their sock drawer, have as much right to take up space as anyone else. I think if we want to take care of the next generation of girls we should reassure them that power, strength and character are more important than beauty and always will be, and that even if they aren’t thin and pretty, they are still worthy of respect. That feeling is the birthright of men everywhere. It’s about time we claimed it for ourselves.
There’s something about the concept of inanimate objects feeling bad or guilty in a kind of We3 way that just really tickles me. See also: the train that does its best but then someone wrote on its house.