“What I was trying to show was how people respond to change… The reason why I call that episode “The Grown-Ups,” is because it’s about who is in charge, who is behaving responsibly, who is capable of dealing with the real depth of change. I wanted this season thematically to be about things moving really fast, and a lot of things you take for granted are disappearing. But are you going to freak out and become conservative and reactionary and angry and bitter? Or are you going to be excited like Don and say, here’s something new? Most of us are in between and a lot of things we lose, we mourn.”—Mad Men Season Three postmortem with Matthew Weiner, part 2.
“(On libraries) What’s great about them is that anybody can go into them and find a book and borrow it free of charge and read it. They don’t have to steal it from a bookshop… You know when you’re young, you’re growing up, they’re almost sexually exciting places because books are powerhouses of knowledge, and therefore they’re kind of slightly dark and dangerous. You see books that kind of make you go ‘Oh!’”—Stephen Fry (via evileskimo) (via kfell)
“We are successful scientists, researchers and educators. Many of us daily attest to the fact that having children, ill or otherwise, does not wreck a career. Those of us who are mothers also acknowledge men and women who combine caring responsibilities with paid employment. Women scientists are not “superwomen”, as Jill Berry would lead her pupils to believe, just ordinary women who get immense satisfaction from doing a job they enjoy. Some combine this with raising a family or caring for others. The reiteration of tired arguments about a woman having to balance the desire for a family against career aspirations is alarming. Are we to return to an era when careers advisers had separate lists of jobs suitable for girls?”—A letter to the Guardian from the Women in Science and Technology group, University of Southhampton.