You’re always haunted by the idea you’re wasting your life.– Chuck Palahniuk (via whykickamoocow)
Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg by Malcolm Gladwell →
She’s a grandmother, she lives in a big house in Chicago, and you’ve never heard of her. Does she run the world? This article changed my life. Not even kidding. I read it in Ira Glass’ “The New Kings of Nonfiction” when I moved to New York and didn’t know anyone. That changed quickly. I just re-post it every now and then for mass consumption.
The progression of today’s college student is to jettison every interest...– Liz Coleman, president of Bennington College, call to reinvent liberal arts education (TED). (via unforunatelady) Cross-discipline is one of the most beautiful words. For the record I changed my major 6 times and didn’t take a minor so I could take random classes, and I had the best time in...
On airplanes, strangers confide in me the most deepest, darkest secrets. And I...– John Waters, on secrets. [full Fresh Air interview here] (via nprfreshair)
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.– Neale Donald Walsch (via seaoflight)
A young woman wrote to me about finding herself in a small town in the Middle...– Pema Chodron, “The Excellence of the Awakened Heart”
An Ex-Geek Offers Hope to Teenagers. (New York... →
Oh this is charming. She also wrote a book called “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School” The depths of my teenage geekiness include Civil War reenacting, theater, not going to a prom, never sneaking alcohol underage, and having my first non-geek or theater party be when I was 21. (The parties I went to as a teenager...
…perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting...– Rainer Maria Rilke
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via seaoflight)
dyke asked: don't worry, it was just a parks and recreation quote <3 and thank yewwww for the compliments <33333
They just haven’t caught up to God yet.– Miranda on Grey’s Anatomy :)
A New Gauge to See What’s Beyond Happiness (New... →
“Well-being cannot exist just in your own head,” he writes. “Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.” …what’s crucial to well-being is not how cheerful you feel, not how much money you make, but rather the meaning you find in life and your sense of “earned success” — the belief that you have created value in...
Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good...– Jim Henson (via halasigue)
Getting Unstuck: The College of Lennon & McCartney... →
When you think of it, it’s fun to ask: Which conservatory did John Lennon and Paul McCartney attend? Who gave them permission to write music? Who certified them as capable? Lennon and McCartney simply wrote what is arguably the most successful catalog of pop songs in history, because they wanted to.
What is hard to make the labor leader understand is that we must love even the...– Dorothy Day it’s a difficult thing to do. but i guess we have to do hard things.
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the...– Martin Luther King, Jr (via mayraq)
make me an instrument of your peace.