pissing people off should be a sport
"Thank you" I answered, unsure of the proper American response to her gracious enthusiasm. In the Arab world, gratitude is a language unto itself, "May Allah bless the hands that give me this gift"; "Beauty is in your eyes that find me pretty"; "May God extend your life"; "May Allah never deny your prayer"; "May the next meal you cook for us be in celebration of your son’s wedding…of your daughter’s graduation…your mother’s recovery"; and so on, an infinite string of prayerful appreciation. Coming from such a culture, I have always found a mere "thank you" an insufficient expression that makes my voice sound miserly and ungrateful."
— Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)
Every man’s heart one day beats it’s final beat, and his lungs breathe their final breath…And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and bleed deeper than something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized.
— The Ultimate Warrior (via chvnx)