I’m not trying to make this a downer, understand. I mean, I really do...– The Princess Bride by William Goldman
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream...
31 days. 155 miles.
He rose, he adjusted his hat. The moon was high and the sky had cleared. The...– The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
Heartbreak and Home Runs: The Power of First... →
Damn. This one hits home.
I have studied the tight curls on the back of your neck moving away from me beyond anger or failure your face in the evening schools of longing through mornings of wish and ripen we were always saying goodbye in the blood in the bone over coffee before dashing for elevators going in opposite directions without goodbyes. Do not remember me as a bridge nor a roof as the maker of ...
John Mayer Trio - Another Kind of Green This is...
No one can tell you what your life is goin to be,...
No. It’s never like what you expected. Quijada nodded. If people knew the story of their lives how many would then elect to live them? People speak about what is in store. But there is nothing in store. The day is made of what has come before. The world itself must be surprised at the shape of that which appears. Perhaps even God. This theme appears over and over again the The Border...
The Charming Attitude of Slavoj Žižek
Greenstreet: What makes you depressed?
Žižek: Seeing stupid people happy.
Greenstreet: What do you owe your parents?
Žižek: Nothing, I hope. I didn't spend a minute bemoaning their death.
Greenstreet: What does love feel like?
Žižek: Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
Greenstreet: What is your favourite smell?
Žižek: Nature in decay, like rotten trees.
Greenstreet: Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?
Žižek: All the time. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.
Greenstreet: What is the worst job you've done?
Žižek: Teaching. I hate students, they are (as all people) mostly stupid and boring.
Greenstreet: What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Žižek: That life is a stupid, meaningless thing that has nothing to teach you.
Greenstreet: Tell us a secret.
Žižek: Communism will win.
100 Miles and Running
The twelve miles I ran today* put me over the 100 mile mark in my recent re-acquaintance with running. It was also the best running high I’ve ever gotten in my life. It really is a beautiful thing. * Technically yesterday.
I cant back up and start over.
But I dont see the point in slobberin over it. And I cant see where it would make me feel better to be able to point a finger at somebody else. It dont make me feel better. I tried to reason with you, that’s all. Tried any number of times. I know you did. But some things aint reasonable. Be that as it may I’m the same man you crossed that river with. How I was is how I am and all I...
You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a...– Tupac Shakur (via amanai)
An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil — he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. The other is good—-he is joy,...
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It...– Neil Gaiman (via cynjdm)
Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still– T.S.Eliot (via fuckyeahzenmind)
Learn to love yourself As much as I love you and You will be happy.– Haiku by Greg Dwyer
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse...– Albert Camus (via quote-book)
He remembered Alejandra
and the sadness he’d first seen in the slope of her shoulders which he’d presumed to understand and of which he knew nothing and he felt a loneliness he’d not known since he was a child and he felt wholly alien to the world although he loved it still. He thought that in the beauty of the world were hid a secret. He thought the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and...