“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
— Wendell Berry (via observando)
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
— Vincent van Gogh (via observando)

humansofnewyork:

“Everything was fine at breakfast. We talked normally. I went to work thinking that it was just a normal day. Then when I came home, the door was locked, which was strange, but I didn’t think much of it. Everything seemed to be in place when I went inside the house. So I sat down and watched TV, expecting them to come home any minute. After awhile, I went upstairs to the bedroom. And that’s when I noticed all her clothes were missing. Then I ran to the children’s room, and all their clothes were missing too. After seventeen years, she left me without saying a word.” 

(Nairobi, Kenya)

Nightmare

(via dasol-k)

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
— Abraham Lincoln (via observando)

Take me here
I want to be somewhere I haven’t been

Ignore the random girl with the umbrella she’s irrelevant

(via dasol-k)

imthecook:

shawnali:

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

shawnali

If there wasn’t such an immense global need for medical practitioners and researchers, I’d want your friend to stay far away from the medical field as possible.

Because s/he said "dude" and saw a brain,

When you saw a human.

thisishangingrockcomics:

ultra sloppy bus doodles 

this is either a depiction about the seeming inescapability of depression
or a cute comic about a bed huggin ya back
either way, nice thisishangingrockcomics:

ultra sloppy bus doodles 

this is either a depiction about the seeming inescapability of depression
or a cute comic about a bed huggin ya back
either way, nice

thisishangingrockcomics:

ultra sloppy bus doodles 

this is either a depiction about the seeming inescapability of depression

or a cute comic about a bed huggin ya back

either way, nice

(via jyriding)

“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
— Yann Martel, Life of Pi (via observando)

"Would you take a life to save all the violins in the world?"

"Classic"

is one of my favorite words

“Mind led body
to the edge of the precipice.
They stared in desire
at the naked abyss.
If you love me, said mind,
take that step into silence.
If you love me, said body,
turn and exist.”
— Anne Stevenson (via observando)

(via etpereatmundus)

“How odd, I can have all this inside me
and to you it’s just words.”
— David Foster Wallace, The Pale King (via kushtrimthaqi)

(via dicktoriaaa)

“The world has a serious shortage of both logic and kindness.”
— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84   (via baesabr)

(via danggeun)

I feel like
Just being a loving person
Would solve a lot more important problems than intellectual discussion

Suspension of disbelief

Is soooooo important

If you want to be happy