“Do your own thing, wherever you have to do it and whenever you want. Drop out. Leave society as you have known it. Leave it utterly. Blow the mind of every straight person you can reach. Turn them on, if not to the revolution, then to beauty, love, honesty, fun.”—The Hippie Code (via lysergicacidiethylamide)
“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens — but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters.”—Tom Robbins (via dailystendhalnitesaudade)
“If your awareness is on another, whatever your thought pattern about them, your awareness experiences it as you. It does not differentiate between your thoughts about someone else and thoughts about yourself. It simple focuses on whatever is before it and makes it more real. That is why I ask you to be aware of what you are thinking. When you turn conscious awareness on itself, what happens is enlightenment. Pure, conscious awareness, focusing on itself, makes awareness expand, grow, and become stronger. That which your concentrate on lights up.”—Bartholomew, Reflections of an Elder Brother (via oceanofmind)
I get a lot of the titles from http://en.thinkexist.com/.
Like for that photo I searched on "Dark" sorted thru a few of the hits and found that one. That is the fun part for me. Seeing a photo. Take the first word that comes to mind then try and find a good title.
I love to do that too. I think sometimes seeing a completely unrelated caption under a picture is graceful, mysterious insight into a deeper story. Anyone can reblog a picture, but your captions make it something special and more beautiful.
“Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words”—Rainer Maria Rilke (via dailystendhalnitesaudade)
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.”—East of Eden by John Steinbeck (via quote-book)
“Each of us, in our own personal Factory, may believe we have stumbled down one corridor, and that our fate is sealed and certain (dream or nightmare, humdrum or bizarre, good or bad), but a word, a glance, a slip – anything can change that, alter it entirely, and our marble hall becomes a gutter, or our rat-maze a golden path.”—Iain Banks (the Wasp Factory)
“The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”—Chuck Palahniuk (via dailystendhalnitesaudade)
A beautiful girl can make you dizzy, like you've been drinking Jack and Coke all morning. She can make you feel high; full of the single greatest commodity known to man: promise. Promise of a better day. Promise of a greater hope. Promise of a new tomorrow. This particular aura can be found in the gait of a beautiful girl. In her smile and in her soul.. and the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like it's going to be okay.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”—Jack Kerouac (via goldenstates)