“I am a writer,
Writer of fictions,
I am the heart that you call home,
And I’ve written pages, upon pages,
Trying to rid you from my bones.”—The Decemberists, from “The Engine Driver” (via light-essence)
“Humanity has been coming out of a group-womb of permitted ignorance made possible only by the existence of an enormous cushion of natural physical resources with which to learn only by trial and error, thus to become somewhat educated about how and why humans happen to be here on this planet.”—R. Buckminster Fuller, American engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, poet, inventor, futurist and second president of Mensa International (1895-1983)
“But the life of Mind is not the life that shrinks from death and keeps itself untouched by devastation, but rather the life that endures it and maintains itself in it. It wins its truth only when, in utter dismemberment, it finds itself.”—Phenomenology of Spirit,G.W.F. Hegel.
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via escapefrombondage-collective)
“We know in the not too distant future, a half dozen corporations are going to control the media.
We took this step (merger) to ensure we were one of them”—Time Warner spokesperson. (via thespiritoftruth)
Hey, I’m not sure if you let this sort of thing through on your blog but I’m currently in 4th year psych and my research project relies on at least 300 responses for this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VL8RGQX. I’ve only got 112 so far though so I am trying EVERYTHING to get to 300. If you could post this so that other people can see it and fill it in, that would be awesome!
“I wonder how much we don’t see. How much of our lives we witness and accept as truth when the rest of the iceberg - the heaviest, bulkiest part - is buried and invisible.”—Fixing Delilah, Sarah Ockler (via wordsfromya)