"The unsolved mysteries of the rainforest are formless and seductive. They are like unnamed islands hidden in the blank spaces of old maps, like dark shapes glimpsed descending the far wall of a reef into an abyss. They draw us forward and stir strange apprehensions. The unknown and prodigious are drugs to the scientific imagination, stirring insatiable hunger with a single taste. In our heart, we hope we will never discover everything. We pray that there will always be a world like this one at whose edge I sat in darkness. The rainforest and its richness is one of the last repositories on Earth of that timeless dream."
— E.O. Wilson (via sciencesoup)
“One great function of the arts is to keep ideals alive in a culture that does not yet realize them.”
― Susan Neiman, Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists
"I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it."
(Source: alexandersattler, via myfavouriteseason)
"Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."
Jack Kerouac (via gentlemanoftejas)
I keep reminding myself of this. I never want to lose this feeling.
(Source: hellanne, via gettinglostintheworld)
"People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic."
— Dylan Moran (via starringmarlonbrando)
(Source: jaythemaniac, via starringmarlonbrando)
Have you ever had therapy? No. The trouble is I analyse my own thoughts on an almost minute-by-minute basis and so I don’t think I would make it to the end of the session. You have these doubts and worries as you get older: “Am I going to get ill? What’s my son going to turn out like? Will I still be able to write jokes? What’s going to happen with climate change?” And then you realise that you’ve got a bit of low blood sugar, so you have a nice cup of Earl Grey and a fruit shortcake and all your problems recede.
Bill Bailey, one of my favorite comedians, in his interview with The Guardian.
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."
— Lemony Snicket (via emtc)
(Source: dishevelment, via starringmarlonbrando)