Intelligence always had a pornographic influence on me.
Maya Angelou (via snow-and-sorrow)
I taste her and realize I have been starving.
Anonymous (via disimba)
All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.
Nikola Tesla (via heartbloodspirit)
Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present. We can’t even begin to address 30,000 gun deaths that are actually, in reality, happening in this country every year because a few of us must remain vigilant against the rise of… an imaginary Hitler.
JON STEWART, reacting to gun nuts who fear that attempts at reasonable gun control laws will lead to “government taking away your guns” and who predict the rise of new Stalins and Hitlers as a result, on The Daily Show.
Jon was particularly on point tonight.
Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
Karl Marx (via sorakeem)quote
What really exercises my mind is not this hypothetical day on which some other ‘first’ will become the first [Black] President. What I am really curious about is just what kind of country he’ll be President of.
James Baldwin (via sonofbaldwin)
A Japanese legend says that if you can’t sleep at night it’s because you’re awake in someone else’s dream.
Anonymous (via s-uenos)
ambientwhispers: Well considering my insomnia and how long I’ve had it, I am ridiculously popular! :0
If it’s a boy, buy him a completely authentic little Batman costume. If it’s a girl, buy her a completely authentic little Batman costume.
The desire to be Batman is non-gender-specific.
always be batman
All the self-destructive stuff I did to myself when I was younger was vital, and I did it to stay alive. So therefore it was all good. The only time it’s not good is when it hurts anybody else. Short of that, anything you do to make yourself OK, is OK.
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’
Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity (via larmoyante)
I belong to no religious organization, sect or country, nor do I subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, I maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. We are all human beings first and not Hindus, Muslims or Christians, we are like the rest of humanity and are not different from one another.
J. Krishnamurti (Bullseye!)