“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man."
"[This book] is a straight-talking, clearly referenced, scientific guide. It will not pretend that the climate crisis is not all that bad nor will it propose that simply remembering to turn off the lightbulb is sufficient climate action. It will tell it like it is. And it will only offer action items that make a highly significant difference. No speculative theories. No time-wasting. No BS."
The UK are in full swing of the Extinction Rebellion protests at the moment, and this is the time (though it should’ve started much earlier) to educate ourselves and start putting pressure on those who can actually make a difference.
“The way Theranos is operating is like trying to build a bus while you're driving the bus."
"The person who loves the addict exhausts and renews their love on a daily basis."
"When I was a baby, I urinated in my own mouth. [...] The reason I'm telling you this is so that, straight out the gate, you know who I am and where I came from. This is how my life began and more or less how it continued for many, many years. This book is essentially the tale of a man repeatedly urinating into his own mouth. Pleased to meet you."
I’ve always found that a good old Lonely Planet guide really fills out the gaps that a lot of online platforms have, especially when it comes to looking for outdoor activities and very specific areas.