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March 13th
11:30 AM EST
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
—  Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum (via bookmania)

(Source: goodreads.com, via bookmania)

March 12th
2:43 PM EST
"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."
—  Neil deGrasse Tyson (via drinkyourjuice)

(Source: everydayepiphanies, via christinefriar)

January 4th
4:24 PM EST
millionsmillions:

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”
— Hunter S. Thompson

millionsmillions:

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”

Hunter S. Thompson

December 25th
12:15 AM EST
"And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
—  T.S. Eliot (via nedhepburn)
September 12th
11:11 PM EST
"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."
July 29th
12:18 PM EST
"But most days, if you’re aware enough to give yourself a choice, you can choose to look differently at this fat, dead-eyed, over-made-lady who just screamed at her little child in the checkout line — maybe she’s not usually like this; maybe she’s been up three straight nights holding the hand of her husband who’s dying of bone cancer, or maybe this very lady is the low-wage clerk at the Motor Vehicles Dept. who just yesterday helped your spouse resolve a nightmarish red-tape problem through some small act of bureaucratic kindness. Of course, none of this is likely, but it’s also not impossible — it just depends on what you want to consider. If you’re automatically sure that you know what reality is and who and what is really important — if you want to operate on your default-setting — then you, like me, will not consider possibilities that aren’t pointless and annoying. But if you’ve really learned how to think, how to pay attention, then you will know you have other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, loud, slow, consumer-hell-type situation as not only meaningful but sacred, on fire with the same force that lit the stars — compassion, love, the sub-surface unity of all things. Not that that mystical stuff’s necessarily true: The only thing that’s capital-T True is that you get to decide how you’re going to try to see it. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship…"
July 28th
9:58 PM EST
"Passion is so important. You have plenty of opportunities to bounce back if something doesn’t work. If you see something out there that you really want to do, just go for it."
July 22nd
7:29 AM EST
"‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’"
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Louis CK. (via whydoihaveablog)

Seneca said it then. Louis C.K. says it now. Smart humans.

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