“Our only hope is … the artists, who tell us what we are and what we are doing and where we are heading… . Only they speak the truth or some of it. They yell when we all hurt, become furious when we are all outraged, show us our shame, awake us from our habitual indifference.”
Elia Kazan


Nature and Noise: Photography by Anna Marinenko

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
Jim Morrison (via purplebuddhaproject)
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
Isaac Asimov (via wright-thoughts)

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“Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.”
William Faulkner  (via amour-imagination-reve)

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