1. "A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theater; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again."
    — Pauline Kael - “Trash, Art, and the Movies”

  2. "You will never go wrong in concluding that a man has once loved deeply whatever he hates, and loves it yet; that he once admired and still admires what he scorns, that he once greedily desired what now disgusts him,"
    — Georg Groddeck

  3. Remembering

    I don’t remember a lot of the things my family members did for me when I was growing up, but I do know that the feeling I get around them is one of utmost comfort and love.

    I panic when someone doesn’t remember something I did for them, or something I said. I suppose everything we do and say creates a feeling more than anything else. The details don’t matter.


  4. Why

    Is it so easy to be effusive with feelings you don’t really mean to people with whom you have only superficial relationships

    Yet when it comes to those that are so close to your heart, it’s hard to express any sentiments to them because it makes you way too vulnerable

    Knowing this is why I’ve always thought that talk is cheap. Advice to me has always been, just ask them how they feel. But I never do, because I think it’s more efficient to watch what they do. What they do will always be consistent. What they say won’t always be.


  5. "In order to see things differently, sometimes you need to see different things."

    Cassie Parks (via psych-facts)

    I’ve always needed to switch environments whether it be abroad, switching between industries or subjects. I always get an instinct to flee whenever I become too comfortable. Learning that it’s healthy to expose ourselves to novel environments that make us uncomfortable because it creates more complexity in our brains helped me realize that this is a good thing. This is my natural instinct to evolve.


  6. "You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here."
    — Ram Dass (via psych-facts)

  7. What I’ve uncovered

    is a latent perfectionism that over the years was buried under hopelessness 

    I never tried as hard as I should have because I knew deep down I wouldn’t be satisfied


  8. "If they don’t need you, it’s okay. You don’t live for other people."
    — Dir En Grey, Kyo (via psych-facts)

  9. "It was being an outsider that allowed him to see these connections"
    — Director Tiffany Schlain on his father Leonard Schlain’s criticisms that he wasn’t an expert in the fields he wrote about

  10. "The paradox of social media is that it offers a channel through which to communicate yourself while the technology itself shapes and limits what is communicated, and how. All these people, each of them tweeting a tiny Whitmanesque song of himself, are largely indistinguishable."
    — Mark O’Connell on Cory Arcangel’s new book, “Working on My Novel,” and why novelists tweet about their writing: http://nyr.kr/1sF4avK (via newyorker)

    (Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)