April 17, 2014
asymptotejournal:

“Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez has just passed away at the age of 87. 1927 - 2014

asymptotejournal:

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.”

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez has just passed away at the age of 87. 
1927 - 2014

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April 17, 2014
"The most intimate reactions of human beings have been so thoroughly reified that the idea of anything specific to themselves now persists only as an utterly abstract notion: personality scarcely signifies anything more than shining white teeth and freedom from body odour and emotions. The triumph of advertising in the culture industry is that consumers feel compelled to buy and use its products even though they see through them."

Theodor Adorno, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

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April 17, 2014
ilovecharts:

Have a dream? Then Defend It From Other People
This week, Jessica addresses Spring Cleaning.

ilovecharts:

Have a dream? Then Defend It From Other People

This week, Jessica addresses Spring Cleaning.

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April 17, 2014

austinkleon:

Jorge Luis Borges: The Task of Art

The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy. A writer or any artist has the sometimes joyful duty to transform all that into symbols. These symbols could be colors, forms or sounds. For a poet, the symbols are sounds and also words, fables, stories, poetry. The work of a poet never ends. It has nothing to do with working hours. Your are continuously receiving things from the external world. These must be transformed, and eventually will be transformed. This revelation can appear anytime. A poet never rests. He’s always working, even when he dreams. Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you. And that is an immense reward.

Thx @robinsloan

April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014
"Salvation is not something that happens only at the end of a person’s life. Salvation happens every time someone with a key uses it to open a door he could lock instead."

Barbara Brown Taylor (via emotional-algebra)

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April 17, 2014
"
  1. Culture is the secret force that connects us as human beings.
  2. “Delight” and “play” are essential to a fulfilling life.
  3. Kindness is the best religion.
"

Sharon Ann Lee, one of the most brilliant and inspiring people I know, shares her three existential pillars in this altogether fantastic Creative Mornings interview.

Pair with Kerouac on kindness as a way of life

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April 17, 2014
manbartlett:

nyctaeus:

Horvitz


It takes so much…

manbartlett:

nyctaeus:

Horvitz

It takes so much…

April 16, 2014

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April 16, 2014

developmental-strategies asked: How do you figure out what to do with your life

thefrenemy:

Holy shit, babe, you almost never do and you almost never stick with it.

It’s a big ole bumblefuck of “this is what I love” and “this is how I survive” and you find the most middle ground possible and see how these ebb and flow almost constantly. To live life, though, I suggest always taking detours, learning to say no, realizing things will always change, and trying to keep your “things you love” level as balanced as possible with your survival.

Find out who you ARE, first, and find out how much you can take and it’s the best running start you’ll have.

And uh, remember: it’s a balance of “it’s never too late” and “your time here is so short”, but you can probably always open new doors if you notice they are there.