“This was when I learned that you have to give up your life as you know it to get a new one: that sometimes you need to let go of everything you’re clinging to and start over, whether because you’ve outgrown it or because it’s not working anymore, or because it was wrong for you in the first place.”
– Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside (via theblackquill)
Madeleine L’Engle on creativity, writing, censorship, and the art of disturbing the universe – spectacular read.
Where the Wild Places Are
By Duncan Fawkes
“A wise person knows when and how to make the exception to every rule… A wise person knows how to improvise… Real-world problems are often ambiguous and ill-defined and the context is always changing. A wise person is like a jazz musician — using the notes on the page, but dancing around them, inventing combinations that are appropriate for the situation and the people at hand. A wise person knows how to use these moral skills in the service of the right aims. To serve other people, not to manipulate other people. And finally, perhaps most important, a wise person is made, not born. Wisdom depends on experience, and not just any experience. You need the time to get to know the people that you’re serving. You need permission to be allowed to improvise, try new things, occasionally to fail and to learn from your failures. And you need to be mentored by wise teachers.”
Legendary psychologist Barry Schwartz, author of the enormously stimulating Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, on our loss of wisdom.
“I don’t think there is any truth. Only points of view.”
– Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and a leader of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
– Alvin Toffler, Future Shock.
The Only Way To Find, Is To Seek
The other day I had a job interview with a surfer who I was supposed to meet in a coffee shop down in Venice. Something about Venice gives me rage. It’s supposed to be a beachy, chill vibe, but to me beachy and chill means you walk around in your bathing suit with no makeup on and pick fruit off a tree, not walk around wearing flowy ripped up tops, lots of jewelry,and pay ten dollars for a cup of…
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“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”
– Susan Sontag (via theforestishome)