"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”
"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
"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.
"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."
"If they don’t need you, it’s okay. You don’t live for other people."
"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
"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."