September 1, 2014
"Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff."

— Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)

#what a right thinking human he has turned out to be
^THIS.

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August 31, 2014
"We need beauty. But what right did I have, I kept asking myself, in a world so full of hell?
In his poem, “A Brief for the Defense,” Jack Gilbert attempted an answer. “We must risk delight,” he wrote. Life contains everything. Tear gas in Ferguson. Books read on the grass. Foley’s murder. Dancing in New Orleans, till sunrise blots the stars. We’re meat—fragile and finite. But joy is survival."

— Molly Crabapple We Must Risk Delight After a Summer Full of Monsters | VICE United States (via snitnation)

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August 31, 2014
"Here’s to the normal ones. The conformists. The pushovers. The followers. The square pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things the same. They’re fond of rules. And they have respect for the status quo. You won’t quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. The only thing you can do is ignore them. Because they don’t change things. They hold the human race back. And while some may see them as safe, we see mindless destruction. Because the people who aren’t crazy enough to think they can change the world, don’t."

— When you reverse that apple “think different” ad it’s pretty harsh (via ronenv-post)

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August 30, 2014

pricebullington:

If a man approaches a work of art with any desire to exercise authority over it and the artist, he approaches it in such a spirit that he cannot receive any artistic impression from it at all. The work of art is to dominate the spectator: the spectator is not to dominate the work of art. The spectator is to be receptive. He is to be the violin on which the master is to play. And the more completely he can suppress his own silly views, his own foolish prejudices, his own absurd ideas of what Art should be, or should not be, the more likely he is to understand and appreciate the work of art in question.

- Oscar Wilde

August 30, 2014

dominusvenustas:

In his later years, after recovering from a serious illness, Henri Matisse turned to creating paper cutouts. Works of brilliant intensity. Bright colours and organic shapes from the natural world. Glorious rhythm and movement.

By jove, he did it again.

I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it has cost me.

- Matisse

 

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August 29, 2014
"One of my main missions is to de-stigmatize the internet as a narcissistic guilt trip. We all long for affection, and social media can be a wonderful way of meeting people you would not have found in any other way. If someone takes a selfie and you see something in their eyes that you can relate to, it is pure magic; we are examining ourselves refracted through a couple thousand followers, creating an ever more prismatic version of identity. It’s possible that this could dispel a notion of rigid self-identity and begin to vaporize the ego into a collective expression and ethical experience of reality"

Rhizome | Artist Profile: Genevieve Belleveau (via nathanjurgenson)

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August 29, 2014
wildcat2030:

Sexoskeleton- the irony of easily measured metrics.. progress?
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wildcat2030:

Sexoskeleton- the irony of easily measured metrics.. progress?

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August 29, 2014
"People want to be wowed. And what’s the best way to wow people? Just give them the hits… After you give them the hits, then you can do whatever."

— Prince, to André 3000 (via austinkleon)

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August 28, 2014

ur-a-lil-nugget:

troyelover:

that-kid-matt-biller:

justtouchedawkwardly:

#101 REASONS TO LOVE ELLEN DEGENERES

Ellen is just the greatest person alive. 

I had to reblog this… I teared up a little…

Ellen is my favorite human being I swear

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August 28, 2014
"The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you."

— Rainer Maria Rilke (via likeafieldmouse)