“I guess my life hasn’t always been happy, or easy, or exactly what I want. At a certain point, I just have to try not to think too much about certain things, or else they’ll break my heart.”—Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (via lostinthesounds)
“You know the typical crowd, “Wow, it’s Friday night, what are you going to do? Just sit there?” Well, yeah. Because there’s nothing out there. It’s stupidity. Stupid people mingling with stupid people. Let them stupidify themselves. I’ve never been bothered with the need to rush out into the night. That’s all. Sorry for all the millions, but I’ve never been lonely. I like myself. I’m the best form of entertainment I have.”—Charles Bukowski (via mymangotree)
“Maybe at some point in your childhood you’re drawing a dinosaur with a rocket launcher attached to it’s head or something. Because that’s an awesome thing to draw. And you’re pretty happy with it. And then you look over at your friend and they’re drawing a dinosaur with a rocket launcher attached to it’s head too, but their’s looks a heck of a lot more like an actual dinosaur with an actual rocket launcher attached to it’s head. And suddenly your dinosaur looks more like a deformed cow than a dinosaur and maybe the rocket launcher just looks like a cardboard tube from a roll of toiler paper. And you think “I suck at drawing! To hell with this! I FORSAKE DRAWING!” and you go with your back-up plan and become an accountant and spend the rest of your life doing math problems and avoiding any situation in which you might be expected to draw something. You casually joke about how you “can’t even draw a stick figure.” Or maybe you just become more interested in other things. And that’s fine. But to give up on something so fun, something so magical, so human… it still seems ridiculous to me.”—Phil McAndrew, Draw Like a Six-Year-Old (via catulla)
“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing.”—Rachel Naomi Remen (via creatingaquietmind)
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