When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves—from other people, relationships, or material goods—or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.
— Mark Epstein
You bruise like a cherry my darling girl
Words can mean nothing to some in this world
I want you to know I thought about you last night
Play indie rock if that’s what you want
Quote Mike Leigh films it will turn them all on
I heard you were going on a first date
Try your best not to disguise
To get misty eyed at times is fine
Sometimes it feels like you’re the only one
A freckle appeared on your lip from the sun
Those kids that you run with, they put you down
Make no sound
- A Sisters Social Agony by Camera Obscura
"...that was yesterday
Now I have nothing that I can keep
Cause every place I go I take another place with me
Love is loves critique"
Wisconsin - Bon Iver
"Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed." — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
People who have only good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren’t very deep. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well—it’s easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. But I don’t think you’re going to have a life like that, and I think you’ll be the better for it. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches. You must not let them defeat you. You must see them as a gift—a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.
— Peter Cameron
I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasise my loneliness. In reality those who satisfy me are those who simply allow me to live with my idea of them. — Anaïs Nin
It's like that feeling you get when you are riding a bike and your wheels start to skid, or when you miss a step and start falling down the stairs.
It’s that kind of horrible feeling that gives you those few long, long seconds to realize you are going to be hurt. and badly.
so you brace yourself, pretending like this realization will somehow make it hurt less.
but it never does.
and you end up on the ground, bleeding and crying.
just like you knew you would.
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
— Malcolm X