“I feel emasculated.I feel like I’ve been beaten down like some horrible … you know, like some pathetic harp seal. But, I mean, that’s how it goes, isn’t it? I think I can work my way forward, but will I try for it again? No. … I worked so hard to gain that title.”—Johnny Depp (Joking about Ryan Reynolds taking over the title “Sexiest Man Alive 2010”)
A kimono owned by three teenage girls, each of whom died before having a chance to wear it, was considered so unlucky that it was burned by a priest in 1657. But as the garment burned, a wind fanned the flames and started a fire that destroyed 75% of Tokyo killing 100,000 people.
“It happens when a father realizes he doesn’t just love his daughter, but also her wife. It happens when a soldier tells his unit that he’s gay, and they tell him they knew it all along and they didn’t care, because he was the toughest guy in the unit. It happens when a video sparks a movement to let every single young person know they’re not alone, and things will get better. It happens when people look past their ultimately minor differences to see themselves in the hopes and struggles of their fellow human beings. That’s where change is happening.”—