“We call someone a ‘pussy’ for being weak, even though the vagina contains incredibly strong muscles capable of pushing out human beings that weigh over three kilograms. When someone does something brave, we say they have ‘balls’, even though the testicles don’t seem to do much except hang around, produce sperm and get squeezed out the side of briefs as a gross party trick.”—Benjamin Law, Frankie Magazine Issue 40. (via inherhipstheresrevolutions)
“I fail to see how being a lesbian and being in a band belong in the same sentence. When you’re sick do you go to the doctor or do you go the lesbian doctor? As musicians we make music because it’s what we do. We have to do it to feel complete. It’s in the make up of our DNA. How many times have you heard the term “straight male band”? I feel It’s offensive and unnecessary to include ones sexuality when talking about their profession.”—Ted Gowans (via teganandsaraquin)
Tegan:My girlfriend walks me to the bathroom. The entire time I dated this girl for like five years, I used to wake her up in the middle of the night because I was too scared to go by myself. So, I'm like a little child trapped in my body.
Sara:I think I've said this to you before on stage, but if you are too afraid to go to the bathroom, then you are not old enough to have a girlfriend.
Tegan:I know that's how you see it, because you're very independent but like-
Sara:Justin Bieber. He probably still needs somebody to walk him. You're basically like.. You're Justin Bieber.
Tegan:I love him, I think you need to back off Justin.
Sara:I like him too but he is sixteen.
Tegan:Well here's my thing, this is my final thought and it works actually really well with the next song I'm about to play because I wrote this song after I had been single for about five seconds, after being in a five year relationship with someone who walked me to the bathroom. And uh, it was, it was terrifying to learn how to do things by myself again like, all joking aside it was terrifying to do my laundry and go to the bathroom and learn how to put a duvet cover over a duvet. I'm just fucking with you. But come on, it's kinda cute, you can like wake up in the middle of the night and you're all like "hey can you walk me to the bathroom?" and they're like "sure.." and I'm like "stay outside of the door please."
“Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos –and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.”
Here are a few qualities he lists, as Bruce summarizes:
A great deal of physical energy alternating with a great need for quiet and rest.
Highly sexual, yet often celibate, especially when working.
Smart and naïve at the same time. A mix of wisdom and childishness. Emotional immaturity along with the deepest insights.
Convergent (rational, left brain, sound judgment) and divergent (intuitive, right brain, visionary) thinking…
Both extroverted and introverted, needing people and solitude equally.
Humble and proud, both painfully self-doubting and wildly self-confident.
May defy gender stereotypes, and are likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other as well. A kind of psychic androgyny.