Monday, October 21, 2013

a secret about human love

“There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked: Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many times in your life have you been unable to let in someone’s love or even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or let it all the way in.” 
John Welwood

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I will love you until the stars burn out

"I have galaxies hidden between my bones and I will love you until the stars burn out."


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

You really have to love yourself

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

Lucille Ball

Monday, October 14, 2013

the most beautiful thing you’ll hear

"Probably the most beautiful thing you’ll hear in a long while. Beauty all around us, it just needs the right people to tweak it. I’ve nothing else to add with my clumsy words: just go, follow the link and take five minutes; take a break and really listen to it."

Tom Waits (on Robert Wilson): “Wilson, he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts – you wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down the world.”

 via the indie pedant

Sunday, October 13, 2013

welcome home

"Every mouth you’ve ever kissed was just practice. All the bodies you’ve ever undressed and ploughed in to were preparing you for me. I don’t mind tasting them in the memory of your mouth.
Was it a long journey? Did it take you long to find me?
You’re here now, welcome home."

Warsan Shire

Friday, October 11, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

art is a personal act of courage

"Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another."

Seth Godin

love yourself

"If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?!"


Friday, October 4, 2013

pursue the things you love

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
Maya Angelou

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I want you

"You are my inspiration and my folly. You are my light across the sea, my million nameless joys, and my day's wage. You are my divinity, my madness, my selfishness, my transfiguration and purification. You are my rapscallionly fellow vagabond, my tempter and star. I want you."

George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

deep down in every human heart

"I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that its opposite" 

Nelson Mandela