Love between a man and a woman would be evil, or at least incomplete, if it went no farther than love as desire. For love as desire is not the whole essence of love between persons. It is not enough to long for a person as a good for oneself, one must also, and above all, long for that person’s good.
10 Quotes: Sense of Humour of Pope John XXIII


1. Visiting a hospital he asked a boy what he wanted to be when he grew up. The boy said either a policeman or a pope. “I would go in for the police if I were you,” the Holy Father said. “Anyone can become a pope, look at me!”

2. “It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about the serious problems afflicting the world and I tell myself, I must talk to the pope about it. Then the next day when I wake up I remember that I am the pope.”

3. In reply to a reporter who asked, “How many people work in the Vatican?”, he reportedly said: “About half of them.”

4. When a cardinal complained that a rise in Vatican salaries meant a particular usher earned as much as the cardinal, the pope remarked: “That usher has 10 children; I hope the cardinal doesn’t.”

5. When he went to visit a friend at the nearby Hospital of the Holy Spirit in the evening, the nun answering the door said: “Holy Father, I’m the mother superior of the Holy Spirit.” He replied: “Lucky you! What a job! I’m just the ‘servant of the servants of God.’”

6. Not long after he was elected pope, Blessed John was walking in the streets of Rome. A woman passed him and said to her friend, “My God, he’s so fat!” Overhearing what she said, he turned around and replied, “Madame, I trust you understand that the papal conclave is not exactly a beauty contest.”

7. He once wrote: “There are three ways to face ruin: women, gambling and farming. My father chose the most boring one.”

8. When he was cardinal and patriarch of Venice, the future pope was talking with a wealthy city resident and told him, “You and I have one thing in common: money. You have a lot and I have nothing at all. The difference is I don’t care about it.”

9. When a journalist asked the then-patriarch of Venice what he would be if he could live his life all over again, the future pope said, “Journalist.” Then he said with a smile, “Now let us see if you have the courage to tell me that, if you could do it all over again, you’d be the patriarch!”

10. A Vatican official told the pope it would be “absolutely impossible” to open the Second Vatican Council by 1963. “Fine, we’ll open it in 1962,” he answered. And he did.


don’t drink that





right but is there some sort of doctor who fandom rule that we never speak of this


because i have honestly never seen anyone on tumblr ever acknowledge that it happened

 #we don’t #it didn’t happen

#no you don’t understand #it literally didn’t happen #that entire year #never happened

The year that never was.



Do you ever just stop and think

Would my favourite character actually like me as a person?

Do you ever just stop and think

Would I like this character if they were a real person?



high school hallways

college campus sidewalks

(Source: throrin)


Im not allowed outside after dark because i outshine all the stars and the moon so baby sea turtles always end up flocking to me

(Source: cantcontrolthegay)

(Source: cantcontrolthegay)

'I kept raising the flags, hoping they might help him find me.'

(Source: ghibli-forever)



does anyone else sort of get a lesbian vibe from ellen degeneres?

You know something kind of made me wonder when she and that girl Portia got married…


You bet your sweet ass she does.


You bet your sweet ass she does.


That’s a metaphor, son! You missed it! It flew right by ya!


That’s a metaphor, son! You missed it! It flew right by ya!