For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more...– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The second thing you have to do to be a writer is to keep on writing. Don’t...– Robin Hobb
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.– Ernest Hemingway
Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious...– “101 Zen Stories”, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, compiled by Paul Reps (Tuttle, 1957) (via antallan)
A shout out to Egypt and the young men and women...
epicleicaness: They deserve a fucking round of applause. While assholes go around and vandalizing and destroying and stealing, these people formed a human chain to protect the museum. Fucking awesome.
They have heard its voice and listened to it, and the river has become holy to...– Herman Hesse
When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some...– C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew
Never under any circumstances say “things can’t get worse.” Life will prove you...– Every single time, dammit, every single time.
That awkward moment when you get in the van and...
jamais-etre-vu: ttomsawyer: Every fucking time.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become...– Friedrich Nietzsche
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.– Walter Bagehot
There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read...– Stephen King
An evolutionary understanding of the human condition, far from being...– Steven Pinker, “Evolution and Ethics”, Intelligent Thought : Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement (2006), ed. John Brockman.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more...– Albert Einstein
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.– Anaïs Nin
I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw...
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else...– Ralph Waldo Emerson