How Do We Identify Good Ideas? →
kalon101: “Nietzsche stressed this point. As he observed in his 1878 book Human, All Too Human: Artists have a vested interest in our believing in the flash of revelation, the so-called inspiration … shining down from heavens as a ray of grace. In reality, the imagination of the good artist or thinker produces continuously good, mediocre or bad things, but his judgment, trained and sharpened...
The worst of it is over now and I can’t say that I am glad. Lose that...– Amy Hempel
The music blasted from the stereo and she took my face in her hands. She had tears streaming down her face, mascara wetly clotted in the moist ridges of her eyes. I realized how old she was, how weathered. How much life she had probably lived. How much life she had no choice but to endure.
Baby, I love you →
Remember this, above all.
Mistakes were made. But I am so fucking grateful to be alive.
these violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder which, as they kiss, consume
One writes because one often forgets how to breathe. This I have learned.
Being great is no accident. Little Richard wasn’t an accidental phenomenon; he...– Patti Smith (via patricialeesmith)
Ask me if I care.