"The meaning of success changes when love enters the room."

Anonymous

"Don’t let yourself feel worthless: often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your “personality,” as you persist in calling it: at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 p.m."

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via seabois)

(via seabois)

poboh:

A moonlit country road, 1877, John Atkinson Grimshaw. (1836 - 1893)

poboh:

A moonlit country road, 1877, John Atkinson Grimshaw. (1836 - 1893)

(via jaded-mandarin)

"Capitalism would have us believe that we only deserve to be here because of what we produce, and even in our counter- cultures, even in our movements we reproduce the same idea. We only deserve to be here because of what we can produce that other people will buy with their money, time or attention. Our experience of our own lives is secondary, it is only the means of production, it is the products that matter, and unless we make ourselves into both factories and widgets we are not valuable."

Alexis Pauline Gumbs (via satyacake)

(via timeforloveandpeace)

"I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is."

Hugh Mackay (via seabois)

(via seabois)

"He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise"

William Blake, quoted in our upcoming show with public intellectual for the millennial generation, Nathan Schneider. (via beingblog)

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no whenever you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing."

Eve Ensler (via seabois)

(via seabois)

aseaofquotes:

Nicholson Baker, “Rarity”

aseaofquotes:

Nicholson Baker, “Rarity”

aseaofquotes:

Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves

aseaofquotes:

Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves