Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Steve Colbert

“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”

Stephen Colbert

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. -Carl Sagan, Contact 1985

“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.” Friedrich Nietzsche; Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?”

Gabrielle Roth 

Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy
...It doesn't get much better than this.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

“Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re a badass bitch from hell and that no one can fuck with you and then don’t let anybody fuck with you.”  

- Kate Nash’s advice to college students 

The Scientific Power of Music