The modern man thinks that everything ought to be done for the sake of something...– In Praise of Idleness By Bertrand Russell
I don’t think I create anything — I discover the ideas.– George Lois, considered the greatest art director of all time, on ideas as the product of discovery and connection, not invention. Lois celebrates his 81st birthday this week. (via explore-blog)
Stop thinking all the time that you’re in the way, that you’re bothering the...– Paulo Coelho (via creatingaquietmind)
[Research] points to an alternative approach [to happiness]: a ‘negative path’...– Oliver Burkeman on why the key to happiness might be forgetting positive thinking and succumbing, instead, to pessimism… sort of. (via explore-blog)
idonethis: This 1932 quote from FDR may be about the U.S., but it stands as pretty good personal advice too! The country needs, and unless I mistake its temper, the country demands, bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. (Image from Note to Self)
knowledgeappliedispower asked: It all really depends on the way you help people, I mean helping people whatever way you can is going to help and I guess it depends on what makes you happy. I don't know though man cause I get you, in the current system how can you help people and really fulfil yourself.
Change is not a bolt of lightning that arrives with a zap. It is a bridge built...– Thoughtful, moving piece by Sarah Hepola on her long struggle to quit drinking, showing that, like innovation, personal change is a matter of gradual revision and rewiring, not strokes of epiphany. (↬ The Dish)
Remember that real success is maximizing your internally derived happiness. It...– Khan Academy founder Sal Khan’s 2012 MIT commencement address, a fine addition to the season’s best and a complement to some of the most timeless graduation speeches in modern history, including David Foster Wallace, Ellen DeGeneres, Aaron Sorkin, Barack Obama, Ray Bradbury, J. K. Rowling, Steve...
It’s so easy to speak up on the things that are trivial, defensible, matters of...– Seth’s Blog: So easy to talk about lunch (via web-of-words)
thelordofthebutts: this blog is gonna come back to bite me in the ass one day i can feel it
I would not speak of the ‘sacrifice of words’ except in relatively rare...– A Trappist Monk “speaks” about silence in this piece from The Awl. (via jessisays)
No music will be heard if you only grasp the strings.
I’ve spent so much time thinking about and living within that of the transcendental and abstract that I’ve lost track of what it means to be my own person.
Ever get the feeling that, in the future, you’ll either be ridiculously rich or dirt poor?
Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.– Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma)
To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure.– Lao Tzu (via minimalmac)
Men are free when they are in a living homeland, not when they are straying and...– D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 1 (1924). “Men are not free when they are doing just what they like,” added Lawrence. “The moment you can do just what you like, there is nothing you care about doing.”
If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a...– Ray Bradbury (via trappedintime)
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that...– Lao Tzu (via breathemystardust)
This is very important – to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without...– Charles Bukowski (via troubled)
You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean....– Alan Watts (via lunardruse)
There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.– Jean-Paul Sartre (via amandaonwriting)
The heart is extremely fertile soil. Whatever is planted there, good or bad,...– Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda (via delucazade)