"I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.’"
Stanley Kubrick (via likeafieldmouse)
"Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential."
"There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it."
J.K. Rowling (via observando)
"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest."
Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
"My internal conversations with myself are vastly important and not to be taken lightly, so don’t be upset if you start talking to me because it looks like I’m not doing anything and I completely ignore you. I am very busy contemplating the mysteries and miseries of the universe."
Aquarius (via aquariussitsalone)