And from that moment forward, everyone that had a talent for it lived happily...– Baron von Munchausen (via nathanielstuart)
Often it’s the most deserving people that cannot help loving those who destroy...– Herman Hesse (via thechocolatebrigade)
Just because you're in French 1 and can say...
Our friends will look after us.
mrllbd: They tell you not to worry too much because you can always come back to it. You can always finish what you’ve started. But that’s not what it is though. It’s the fact that nothing ever happens the same way twice. You can come back to it anytime, you can finish it whenever you want, but it still won’t be the same. Nothing would.
I wanna be a Filipino so freaking bad...
When I squash a mosquito, I find that one of two things happen. Blood spurts out of them or they leave a blackish liquid on my hand. Apparently, insects do not have blood vessels, and thus their bodies contain a liquid that oxygen passes through. I congratulate them for being able to taste my blood and surviving the five spiders I have living in my room. May their children be able to survive...
You never know what is enough until you know what is too much.– William Blake
Every now and then for your own good, You have to...
Two of my friends seem to be hitting it off. That depresses me for some reason.
Words that cannot be directly translated into...
Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan) - a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that they both desire but which neither one wants to start. Kreng Jai (Thai) - literally “deferential heart.” The desire to not see a friend go through any special trouble on your behalf. Moit (Scottish) - pretended indifference or shyness while speaking about a thing...
Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a cognitive neuroscience phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who can only process the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. In Terry Carr’s short story “Stanley Toothbrush”, the protagonist repeats the word “shelf” to himself so many times that it...
Burning bridges is a noble act
Just make sure that you understand that once you’ve made that decision, there’s no going back. Your relationship, your circumstances, your reputation and your life will never be the same. Enjoy watching the flames burn, because that’s the last time you’ll ever see anything beautiful come from that part of your life ever again
Screenwriting Tip #451
When designing your antagonist, remember: evil doesn’t know it’s evil. Evil gets out of bed in the morning and goes to work with a song in its heart, knowing that what it’s doing is right.
Social surrogacy hypothesis
Current research is discovering that individuals can employ television to create what is termed a parasocial or faux relationship with characters from their favorite television shows and movies as a way of deflecting feelings of loneliness and social deprivation. Just as an individual would spend time with a real person sharing opinions and thoughts, pseudo-relationships are formed with TV...
Long flowing hair and sun dresses
Kind sleep, free me briefly from myself.– Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis (1966)
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom,...– Frank Zappa (via littlemiss)
megutron: Love is, like, really important. It’s good to be loved. Even if it’s only for one night.
How to edit my Facebook friends list
Have I had any substantive communication with this person in the past 6 months? If yes, keep. If no, ask: Am I interested in hearing about what is going on currently in this person’s life? If yes, keep. If no, ask: Do I believe this person can add to my life in a positive way now or in the future? If yes, keep. If no, ask: Is this person a member of my family? If yes, keep. If no,...
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via collectedquotes)
You can only do so much to try and keep in touch...
These are the type of people that know exactly what they are doing. This title is usually reserved for outwardly collected people who are successful in several areas of their life, but that may not always be the case. A responsible person needs no shiny trophies or varied prospects, although these may arise as a reward for their overt integrity. It is widely believed that the acceptance of...
And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul,...– Sylvia Plath (via shutmyeyes)