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    Sunday, August 24th, 2014
    1:38 pm
    When your classic nerd covers huimself rubber cement and runs around saying he's a horrible burn victim... [they] are not celebrating death, they're not celebrating pain. They're celebrating health. You rip that rubber cement off and you're okay and you're healthy and you're feeling fine. What makes the stuff beautiful is that it is a trick. It's not beautiful if it's real. If you're really in a box full of your own shit, that's not beautiful unless you're going to the moon, unless you're doing something during it. Pointing guns, shooting them in each other's face, and the audience knowing that's completely safe, that's where the beauty is! What you want out of art, what you want out of life, what you want out of sex is for the Visceral and the Intellectual to collide as fast as they can. When you're on a roller coaster, your guts tell you "we're gonna die". Your intellect tells you, "if everyone died, their insurance rates would be too high and they couldn't keep the park open".

    -Penn Jillette
    Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
    8:49 pm
    Thursday, August 14th, 2014
    12:08 pm
    "The devil follows me night and day because he's afraid to be alone."

    -Francis Picabia
    Sunday, July 27th, 2014
    9:47 pm
    This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.

    From "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers)”
    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
    11:22 pm
    (You know how sometimes you can't tell whether you've happily avoided a hang-up or if you're so deep in the hang-up you can't even tell?)

    Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
    8:20 am
    "If we want the rewards of being loved, we have to submit to the mortifying ordeal of
    being known."

    -Tim Kreider
    Monday, May 12th, 2014
    9:44 pm
    "You’re arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that’s a lie, and you know it."

    from John Green's The Fault In Our Stars
    Sunday, May 11th, 2014
    9:15 pm
    "Our memories may haunt us or sustain us, but either way they define us. Without them, we are left to wander alone in the dark"

    -Hank Green
    Friday, May 9th, 2014
    6:22 pm
    "If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm"

    --African Proverb
    Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
    9:55 pm
    "It's about all the sad stuff. Just imagine an depressed onion cutting itself."

    -Bo Burnham
    4:21 pm
    "Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you."

    The Fault in Our Stars (p.286)
    Sunday, May 4th, 2014
    11:08 pm
    "The truth is, we have to learn to live with abiguity. Ambiguity is a huge part of the human experience, and we have to find a way to be okay with it. Reading about ambiguous situations -- at least for me -- is a way of coming to terms with the complexity of meaning in our world."

    -John Green
    10:47 am
    Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth? Those who were kindest to you, I bet.

    - George Saunders, The Importance of Kindness
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    11:47 am
    "The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture."

    from John Green's The Fault In Our Stars
    Saturday, April 19th, 2014
    10:56 pm
    "You're never more alive than when things get turned upside down."

    -Malcolm Gladwell
    Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
    6:59 pm
    "When the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics"

    -Gaylord Carstensen (first curator of Trvoli Gardens
    Monday, April 14th, 2014
    9:42 pm
    "We must prepare now for martyrdom–otherwise we will not be ready. Who of us if he were attacked now would not react quickly and humanly against such attack? Would we love our brother who strikes us? Of all at The Catholic Worker how many would not instinctively defend himself with any forceful means in his power? We must prepare. We must prepare now. There must be a disarmament of the heart.

    -Dorthy Day
    Saturday, April 12th, 2014
    5:49 pm
    "I wasn't lying, exactly. I was just choosing between truths."

    from John Green's "The Fault In Our Stars"
    Thursday, April 10th, 2014
    12:55 am
    “No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.”

    - Chuck Palahniuk
    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    11:39 pm
    "You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process."

    -Randall Munroe (via Zombie Marie Curie)
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