Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as...– Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher) I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder. (via notational)
Traditional Family / Culture
“I’ve found that it is common in the United States, and probably in most industrialized countries as well, for parents to proceed to put their children and their children’s needs to sleep. I am sure this is more so in families poorly prepared for child rearing and less so in families better prepared. I am comfortable that the culture as a whole is actively interested in conformity,...
During a recent appearance on BBC’s Question Time, Michael Gove, the...– “To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is” by Ken Robinson - The Guardian
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this...– Hugh Laurie
The physical as a symbol of the spiritual world. The people who keep old rags,...– Anaïs Nin
1. Be Kind. If this is the one thing I manage to do, I’ve done enough. Kindness...– Andrea Seabrook’s personal rules are awesome.
I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a...– Henry Rollins (so very true) (via awelltraveledwoman)
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly...– Brian L. Weiss
Let us be eager to leave what is familiar for what is true.– Fran Chan
I was by myself for a pretty long time. I needed to do that. I think everyone...– Justin Vernon
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and work your way out, exchanging your deepest secrets first, before easing...
On Francesca Woodman
cities: ‘There is a way I feel, or simply want to feel, that she wasn’t made for the city. The City, as in New York. There is so much less melancholy in the merging of her figure with a field of mud or the roots of a giant tree, as in images dating from her high school days, than in the sense of caged wildlife that her later pictures radiate. I prefer the child raised by wolves, the genius...
I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done...– Roger Ebert.
Sherlock Holmes famously considered our brains to be like a little empty attic,...– Playing off Sherlock Holmes’s famous metaphor, Roberto Estreitinho lays down some ground rules for reading.
The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not...– Anaïs Nin
He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born...– Gabriel García Márquez in Love in the Time of Cholera
My uncle Alex Vonnegut…taught me something very important. He said that when...– Kurt Vonnegut - Timequake (via eyepool) very conscious of this lately
One of our purposes in life is to give pleasure to others, and it is these...– comment on Kate Bush’s “Moments Of Pleasure“
Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your...– Williams Childs
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the...– Mahatma Gandhi
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived,...– Buddhist Saying
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much...– Orlando Aloysius Battista
luthiermark: Maxence Cyrin - Ivo (Cocteau Twins piano cover)
wwwtxt: The next MBV album will be even longer in the making, I mean look how long it took them to make ‘Loveless.’ ☯93MAY
wwwtxt: MBV has created of the most important albums of 1991. Trust me. ☯91NOV
Laurie Anderson interviews Brian Eno →
asphalteden: ENO: Sometimes losing things like that can be slightly liberating. I remember when I lived in New York. I’d lived there for five years, so I’d accumulated a fair amount of stuff, but I had to go away to Japan to do a show. And while I was in Japan, my girlfriend from New York rang me and said, “Your place has just been broken into and everything has been stolen.” But you know what?...
Most people approach things “1-2-3.” One is the first inspiration, the vision,...– Jordan Mechner (creator of Prince Of Persia), in Gamasutra Superbrothers summarized this as LESS TALK, MORE ROCK. (via eyepool)
Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think as much...– Kurt Vonnegut
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no...– Carl Jung
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.– Siddhartha Gautama
There are many parts of my youth that I’m not proud of. There were… loose...– Jean-Luc Picard (via wilwheaton)