When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When,...– tom robbins
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And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself,...– aristophanes’ speech from plato’s symposium
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The Dismemberment Plan (12) Crystal Skulls (10) T. Rex (9) Ella Fitzgerald (7) Pedro the Lion (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
When you have come to the edge of all the light you have, and step into the...– richard bach
Look closely at the present you are constructing, it should look like the future...– alice walker
Make Your Kid a Writer
Let her be bored. Let her have long afternoons with absolutely nothing to do. Limit her TV-watching time and her internet-playing time and take away her cell phone. Give her a whole summer of lazy mornings and dreamy afternoons. Make sure she has a library card and a comfy corner where she can curl up with a book. Give her a notebook and five bucks so she can pick out a great pen. Insist she...
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without...– christian dior
There’s a whole community of us. We’re all interested in it for different...
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Timing is everything, and chemistry isn’t something you just throw in a frying...– kg
People should not be taken for granted — not the ones who raised you, not the...
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The elements fire, air, and water, were fundamental in the conception of the medival world. Their order was fixed, and it was their equilibrium alone which differentiated the established world from chaos. This was the doctrine of the ancient world, and it was incorporated into the scholastic system. (Ovid’s is perhaps the best - known description, at the beginning of the first book of the...
I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am...– augusten burroughs
12 Days of Christmas
What in the world do leaping frogs, french hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus the...
the game plays the game; the poem writes the poem; we can’t tell the dancer from the dance.
Look and it can’t be seen./Listen and it can’t be heard./Reach and it can’t be grasped. Above, it isn’t bright./Below, it isn’t dark./Seamless, unnamable,/it returns to the realm of nothing./Form that includes all forms,/Image without an image,/Subtly, beyond all conception. Approach it and there is no beginning;/follow it and there is no end./You can’t know...
How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves...– don delillo