"Psychedelics are not illegal because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out the first story window, psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve phonic structures and culturally laid down novels of behavior and information processing, they open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong."
— Terence McKenna (via hedonisticalien)
(Source: clandestinegalaxy, via ghoulstt)
"When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul – then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness"
— Fyodor Dostoevsky, in a letter to his brother Mikhail after getting out of prison in Siberia. (via easymomentsandobsession)
(Source: incognitorialski, via milliondollarmermaids)
"For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection upon her glowing face; her voice compelled me forward breathlessly as I listened- then the glow faded, each light deserting her face with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via kbertolero)
"We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky."
— Emily Dickinson (via itsquoted)
"In spite of everything I loved you, and will go on loving you―on my knees, with my shoulders drawn back, showing my heels to the headsman and straining my goose neck―even then. And afterwards―perhaps most of all afterwards―I shall love you, and one day we shall have a real, all-embracing explanation, and then perhaps we shall somehow fit together, you and I."
— Vladimir Nabokov (via monolitt)
(Source: chipotlechickenburrito, via cloudycuriosity)
"People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are."
— G.K. Chesterton (via quotesandnonsense)
"I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable."
— Henry Miller (via ladyquasar)
"Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves."
— Henry Miller (via ladyquasar)
"People may advise a woman to be a virgin, but advice is not a commandment."
— Wife of Bath, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (via not-a-piece-in-your-games)
"I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer—but yours! How can I?"
— Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (via stannisbaratheon)
Dear Microsoft Word,
I am a deconstructionist. It bothers me when word processors tell me where I must put my commas and other punctuations. My grammar does not fall into the binary you have given me. I walk my own path.
— (via ruminatingintellectual)
"I cannot conceive any work of art as having a separate existence from life itself"
— ― Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double (via atinyinfinityyy)
"Trouble, like physical pain, makes us actively aware that we are living, and when there is little in the life we lead to hold and draw and stir us, we seek and cherish it, preferring embarrassment or pain to indifference."
— Saul Bellow, Dangling Man (via pulledat4pins)
"It had already occurred to him that books were stuff, and that life was stupid."
— George Eliot, Middlemarch
Whatever you do, ignore your eX