"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
"I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness."
"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."
"The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or politics but it is not the path to knowledge."
"If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick."
"If memories are pain, fiction is anesthesia."
Thomas C. Schelling (via ymado)
"If you see anybody I know tell ‘em I hate ‘em all."
"By daily dying, I have come to be."
"Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer."
Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves (via endthymes)
"The less I needed, the better I felt."