Angry, and half in love with you, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via christeenuhjoy)
Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn,...– Langston Hughes (via sorakeem)
I think it’s great for two people to be together. That is a good number. I...– Henry Rollins (via thatkindofwoman)
I hold onto these postcards, self-indulgent though it may be, to remind myself...– Lorraine Barry, Dear female students: Stop writing about men.
Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.– Ricky Gervais (via sirmitchell)
And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the...– John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via sirmitchell)
FATHER JOHN MISTY: “Things to Do on a Boring Tokyo... →
fatherjohnmisty: “Things to Do on a Boring Tokyo Night in a Hotel” by Richard Brautigan Have dinner by yourself. That’s always a lot of fun. Wander aimlessly around the hotel. This is a huge hotel, so there’s lots of space to wander aimlessly around. Go up and down the elevator for no…
I am just going to trust you with everything in me. I see now that it’s the only...– Henry Rollins (via notarobotbutaghost)
You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say...– William Shakespeare (via astronautes)
To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must...– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (as ever, our standards should be both different and more demanding than those of others)
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via raindropsheartbeat)
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of...– Stephen Fry (via shootcocacola)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks...– Thomas Edison (via ummhello)
Without pain one remains clueless about life. If one seeks to avoid pain when important learning experiences occur, nothing is learned; and the same problems and patterns inevitably repeat themselves over and over. Without the pain how else is one to integrate the “unknown” into their known, and live expanded, integrated in a fuller life? totrulyexist
But the question is whether it is necessary to find oneself.– Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (Thousand Plateaus)
Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which...– Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Understand, I’ll slip quietly away from the noisy crowd when I see the pale stars rising, blooming, over the oaks. I’ll pursue solitary pathways through the pale twilit meadows, with only this one dream: You come too. ____ Pathways. Rainer Maria Rilke. via totrulyexist.
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Michael Jackson re-invented the pop star, but not without falling asleep on the boards almost every night when recording. Eddy Merckx is likely the greatest man to ride a bike, and he did so 20,000 miles a year. Teddy Roosevelt is possibly our most bad ass president, yet he said life’s highest honor was to “work hard at work worth doing”. No matter vocation or time period, they all made it...
In music, though, one doesn’t make the end of the composition the point of the...– Music and Life Alan Watts (transcript via experiential transcendence; see the video here)
The popular notion about marriage and love is that they are synonymous, that...– Marriage and Love Emma Goldman, 1911 (via Project Gutenberg)