Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Words: Wisdom

“I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave's a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that's what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it." -- Joan Didion

“The only truth is music.”  --Jack Kerouac 

“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.” --Mary Oliver

"Democracy is like tambourines. Not everyone can be trusted." --John Oliver

“I’m lost. And it’s my own fault. It’s about time I figured out that I can’t ask people to keep me found.” --Anne Sexton

"Yes, there are times we live for somebody else. Your father died and you decided to live it for yourself. You felt, you just felt it was time. And I'm glad, 'cause you with cats, that's just not right." --The Lumineers, "Dead Sea". 

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