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Posts tagged "life"
Jun 02, 2013
This is a crooked game, kid, but you have to think straight. Be as positive yourself as you like, but no positive clothes. You dress like every John Citizen or we part company, kid.
May 13, 2013
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
Be contemporary. Have impact. Strive for it. Be of the world. Move it. Be bold, don’t hold back. Then the moment you think you’ve been bold, be bolder. We are all alive today, ever so briefly here now, not then, not ago, not in some dreamworld of a hypothetical future. Whatever you do, you must make it contemporary. Make it matter now. You must give us a new path to tread, even if it carries the footfalls of old soles. You must not be immune to the weird urgency of today.
May 10, 2013
Following your bliss is useless. People are passionate about a lot of stupid things. It’s not a great mantra. Meaning, I think, comes from doing a full accounting of your limitations and assets, your passions and your weaknesses, your belief system and your fears, and then rubbing up against the things that cause you to panic, like an allergy skin scratch test, and find out what your reactions are. Once you figure out how you can contribute to the greater good, once you’re able even to define that, you take that information and pour yourself into one direction. Regardless of discomfort or regrets or what-ifs. (And then doing that over and over again, until death.) That does not fit on a T-shirt. That to me is more important than bliss, which would really just lead me back into bed, maybe with a bowl of corn flakes…
Apr 28, 2013
Being born is like being kidnapped.
Apr 15, 2013
I googled myself and decided this is not a person I want to know.
Apr 01, 2013
Enjoy every sandwich.
— Warren Zevon
, when asked
whether he’d learned anything from being on the brink of death
Mar 28, 2013
That’s my advice to young people: change your name to something absurd and live up to it.
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
One of the hazards of hanging around with writers is that they may write about you.