Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
— Janelle Monáe (thx Matt)
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
— Saint Augustine
A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
— Charles F. Kettering, via qotd.org
The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
— May Sarton
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
— Ernest Hemingway (via nickcrocker)
The people we tend to admire most are the ones who live their lives without apology. We use names like maverick, hero or genius to describe them - never allowing for the possibility that we might become one of them.
Creativity without constraint is chaos.
“It’s kind of like the mid 70s early 80s of a different universe and dimension, not of this one.” - Pharrell Williams
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
— James Thurber (via psychotherapy)
Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
— Yehuda Berg (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardo da Vinci
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
The workers are going home. My name is Jonas.
at Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
“Beauty is the promise of function.” - Horatio Greenough.
In reading, I continue to look for one thing - to be influenced, to learn something new, to be thrown off my course and onto another, better way.
— Mark Edmundson, Who Are You And What Are You Doing Here?