"Loneliness leads to nothing good. Only detachment. And sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it. In any case, it only happens once a year."

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

“Steve McQueen called me up one day and said, ‘I want you to do this thing.’ It was 12 Years a Slave. He couldn’t believe that I didn’t immediately say yes, that there was any conversation to be had. But it wasn’t an easy yes. I needed to read the book. And while I was reading, I slipped down the rabbit hole. It took me a while to get out. I finished the book in floods of tears. Only then did I say yes.”

"I think there’s absolutely no chance that it [The Hour coming back] is going to happen. I mean, of course I would do it again but I just feel bad because there was all this press coming out saying maybe there’s going to be a one-off special. I don’t think they’re going to do that because it was quite a public axing and I think for the BBC to make a decision like that and then go back on it, I don’t think that would happen."

Romola Garai [x] (via beckyrenee)

"So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies."

Roger Ebert passed away today. This is last sentence of his last blog post. (via digg)

Hillary Clinton’s Resignation Letter. [via]

Dear Mr. President:

I hereby resign as the 67th Secretary of State, effective upon the appointment of my successor. 

It has been an honor to serve in your administration and to represent our country around the world. I am proud of what we accomplished together on behalf of the American people and in pursuit of our interests and values. And I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America’s global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world.

It has been a privilege to lead such a dedicated and skilled team of Foreign Service Officers and Civil Servants at the State Department and USAID. I am deeply grateful for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the country they love.

On a personal note, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you, Mr. President, for your friendship, and for the opportunity to serve in your Cabinet. 

With gratitude and warm regards, I am

Sincerely yours,

Hillary Rodham Clinton