…sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger than to people one knows. Why...– The Shadow of Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (via poorlittlerichboy)
montycantsin: myserendipities: “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times...
In the mid-’60s, Howard spoke at some gathering in Washington about the Vietnam...– Rabbi Arthur Waskow (via azspot)
I hope to hell that when I do die, somebody has the sense to just dump me in the...– J.D. Salinger (via mineshaftgap) (via morningstarship) (via rd67)
There is a persistent argument against such a possibility, which I have heard...– Howard Zinn (via azspot)
See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with...– Robert R. McCammon (via sophiejade) (via igotosleeptodream) (via philomel)
maybeitsallok: — Jacques Lacarriere Unlearning. Deconditioning your birth. Forgetting your name. Going naked. Sloughing away your last remains. Disrobing your memory. Melting down your masks. Ripping up your duties. Dismantling your certainties. Disconnecting your doubts. Losing control of your being. Unbaptizing your springs. Unmapping your roads. Shearing your desires. Gutting your passions....
How to Build Your Dream →
azspot: In the age of democratized industry, every garage is a potential micro-factory, every citizen a potential micro-entrepreneur. Here’s how to transform a great idea into a great product. 1) INVENT Stop whining about the dearth of cool products in the world — dream up your own. Pro tip: Check the US Patent and Trademark Office Web site to ensure no one else had the idea first. 2) DESIGN...
And these days the banks aren’t lending us the money we need to buy the things...– Stephen Colbert (via michaelikesit)
Please Plant This Book →
poetrynews: loveandzombies: sizetoosmall: Richard Brautigan published Please Plant This Book in the Spring of 1968. It consisted of eight packets of garden seeds, each printed with a poem, all gathered in a small folder. Here is a digital version of Please Plant This Book, typographical errors and all. Seeds not included.
Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you...– Alan Alda (via reluctantbuddha)
landscapelifescape: crashinglybeautiful: The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. It seems that things are more like me now, that I can see farther into paintings. I feel closer to what language can’t reach. With my sense, as with birds, I climb into the windy heaven, out of the oak, and in the ponds broken off from the sky my feeling sinks, as if...
copycats: I Can’t Make You Love Me by Prince...
The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.– Kurt Vonnegut (via louobedlam) (via elume) (via winterlief)
This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not...– Martin Luther (via azspot)