April 24, 2014

kateoplis:

"All of that…has helped me form what I call my 70 Percent Rule for decision-making. … If we just wrest our eyes, literally and figuratively, from our digital gizmos and the shitty, spoiling impatience they instill, we’ll see that this life, this planet, is amazing. That it is something just to be in the world, seeing and hearing and smelling. That for trillions of miles in every direction from earth, life really is blood-boilingly, eye-explodingly horrific. These situations where I can’t make a choice because I’m too busy trying to envision the perfect one—that false perfectionism traps you in this painful ambivalence: If I do this, then that other thing I could have done becomes attractive. But if I go and choose the other one, the same thing happens again. It’s part of our consumer culture. …So my rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. ‘Cause here’s what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over. And…when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it’s a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you’re stuck at 90, but who the fuck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It’s incredible!”

"You’ve got to embrace discomfort…It’s the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you’re there."

"I’ve never been suicidal…But I’ve wanted to be.”

This is an obliterating genius, an absurd, self-disgusted, generous, horny, inquisitive, belligerent, deep-felt, smart-stupid, bare-naked, vulgar, deeply ruminative, face-fuckingly frank genius. “

All Hail the King

April 23, 2014
raneemhamed:

 

“An intellectual?  Yes. And never deny it.  An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.  I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched.  ’Can they be brought together?’  This is a practical question.  We must get down to it.  ’I despise intelligence’ really means: ‘I cannot bear my doubts.’”
—Albert Camus

raneemhamed:

 

“An intellectual?  Yes. And never deny it.  An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.  I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched.  ’Can they be brought together?’  This is a practical question.  We must get down to it.  ’I despise intelligence’ really means: ‘I cannot bear my doubts.’”

—Albert Camus

(via northerntendencies)

April 23, 2014
euo:

"We must confront vague ideas with clear images"
La Chinoise (1967) dir. Jean-Luc Godard

euo:

"We must confront vague ideas with clear images"

La Chinoise (1967) dir. Jean-Luc Godard

(via la-persienne)

April 20, 2014
life is a beautiful sport-lacoste

April 15, 2014
Passover friendly dinner for one and the matrix (reloaded). You can come home now toryrust .

Passover friendly dinner for one and the matrix (reloaded). You can come home now toryrust .

April 15, 2014

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April 13, 2014

Honeymoon

April 12, 2014
34/50 top beers by rate beer

34/50 top beers by rate beer

April 12, 2014
"I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow."

— Kid Cudi (via thedapperproject)

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April 10, 2014

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