Posts tagged quote.
“The simple fact is that when I lost my son, when Karac left us, I really changed. I mean, there’s nothing on the planet to equal that kind of grief…it still makes me shudder. No matter how good you are or how capable you are or how strong you are or how well-intentioned you are, you don’t get over anything like that." - Robert Plant
He had heard it made before by people of many different nationalities. The illusion that freedom is the prerogative of one’s own particular race is fairly widespread.
Dr. Gerard was wiser. He knew that no race, no country and no individual could be described as free.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
He read with nothing but appetite—without discrimination or judgment, sometimes without understanding.
“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating…
…and you finish off as an orgasm.”
- George Carlin (via sirias74)
The Strange Case of
Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature, it’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.
What’s the difference between a commercial rapper and a pile of shit? ‘The pile of shit does not peddle drug-induced lyrics to the people!’
The sun in your eyes made some of the lies worth believing
Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes.
Everything on the tour went drastically wrong. But at least there was a tour for it to go wrong on. - Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow
ANVIL! The Story of Anvil - Sacha Gervasi
This part made me cry like a bitch =’(
But I have died a thousand times
Watching all these angels fall
Their lonely eyes haunt me still
We will avenge them all
God is, but at the same time God also is not. The Universe is governed by blind chance and at the same time by a providence with ethical preoccupations. Suffering is gratuitous and pointless, but also valuable and necessary. The universe is an imbecile sadist, but also, simultaneously, the most benevolent of parents. Everything is rigidly predetermined, but the will is perfectly free. This list of contradictions could be lengthened so as to include all problems that have ever vexed the philosopher and the theologian.
I’m tired. I’m tired of getting my ass grabbed on the dance floor and being told I “should expect it, sweetheart.” I’m tired of getting my ass grabbed, doing nothing about it and feeling ashamed for not reacting. I’m tired of saying “no thank you” when a man comes up behind me to start dancing and completely ignores my answer. I’m tired of again saying “i said no, but thanks” and still feeling their hands on me. I’m tired of having to move so they get the hint, and sometimes, even then, they don’t. I’m tired of saying “okay, sure” instead of “no thank you” just because I don’t want to deal with them refusing my answer. I’m tired because I know I’m not the only woman who deals with this culture.
Yeah, I kinda just stopped going to clubs and bars and then that ONE TIME I actually hit up a “safe” bar near Columbia University, I got my ass grabbed. What the fuck.
Absolutely disgusting. I don’t get it…I just don’t. I’m tired of this fucking culture and I’m not even a woman. Just hearing about some douche grab a girl’s ass makes me want to kick that fucker in the face.