Okay but seriously if you are attending college while experiencing any sort of mental illness then you are an impressive human being. Even if you don’t always make it to classes. Even if you don’t always do your homework or pass all your tests. You are doing something that is incredibly difficult when so many of the odds are against you, and regardless of what you are studying you deserve a Ph.D. in being a total and complete badass.
— Harriet Walter’s closing words as speaker at the annual Maynard Mack Lecture last night, in response to a question about what advice she would give young female actors (via theodoradove)