“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
“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.
"You live through certain things before you understand them. You can't always take the analytical position."
"That's the catch about betrayal, of course: that it feels good, that there's something immensely pleasurable about moving from a complicated relationship which involves minor atrocities on both sides to a nice, neat, simple one where one person has done something so horrible and unforgivable that the other person is immediately absolved of all the low-grade sins of sloth, envy, gluttony, avarice and I forget the other three."
“Ayoola summons me with these words—Korede, I killed him.”