"When he whom I love travels with me or sits a long while holding me
by the hand,
When the subtle air, the impalpable, the sense that words and reason
hold not, surround us and pervade us,
Then I am charged with untold and untellable wisdom, I am silent, I
require nothing further,
I cannot answer the question of appearances or that of identity
beyond the grave,
But I walk or sit indifferent, I am satisfied,
He ahold of my hand has completely satisfied me."
"I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one…Humans are caught - in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too - in a net of good and evil… there is no other story."
John Steinbeck - East of Eden (via philcody
"Confidence is being able to say ‘Fuck you, I’m the shit’ without opening your mouth; say it with your walk, with your smile, say it with your entire being."
/memorize lines/write my paper/memorize more lines/make flashcards/clean everything ever/etc
(Source: kleinemi, via feedmyalterego)
"Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have."
"I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results."
"It’s about supporting the other person. And the corollary to that is if you concentrate on making other people look good then we all have the potential to look good. If you just worry about yourself, ‘How’m I doing? How’m I doing?’ …people are desperately trying to make their careers in isolation, independent of everyone around them. And I’ve always found that my career happened as a result of a tremendous synergy of all the talented people I’ve worked with, all helping each other, all connecting and reconnecting in different combinations. So it would seem identify talented people around you and then instead of going into competition with them or trying to wipe them out, make alliance, make creative friendships that allow you and your friends to grow together.”
Harold Ramis, 1944-2014
"If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback."
"White as flowers, warm as sunshine, wild as whisky…."