понеделник, 31 декември 2012 г.

We're all wonderful people

Yeah, we're all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so fearful?


I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream till the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I'm not afraid
They can read all about it


And now we're finally finding our voices...

вторник, 25 декември 2012 г.

Boy, you have landed in the land of Sweetness and Danger

Wining and dining, drinking and driving,
Excessive buying, overdosin', dyin',
On our drugs and our love,
And our dreams and our rage.

Blurring the lines,
Between real and the fake.
Dark and lonely,
I need somebody to hold me.

....

We will do very well, I can tell, I can tell...

вторник, 18 декември 2012 г.

live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds

"Think. Deliberate. Examine. Question. Embrace ideas, and believe that they matter at least as much as possessions, for knowledge has value far beyond its instrumental use. Live awake, and you will have had a better life than a sleepwalker."
~"The Executor" Jesse Kellerman

Stuff your eyes with wonder… live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
-Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

"Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit... And I thought: am I really going to spend the rest of my life without feeling that again? I thought: I want to go to China. It's full of treasures and strangeness and mysteries and joy." 
The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

"It's everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so — I don't know — not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and — sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way."
— J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey 

The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences.

''Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past."

“make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” 

“The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.” 


неделя, 9 декември 2012 г.

На изток от рая

„С цялата си несигурност, в едно съм сигурен: под горния пласт на своята слабохарактерност хората искат да бъдат добри и да ги обичат. Повечето пороци практически са опит да стигнат по най-късия път до обичта. Стигне ли човек до смъртта, нищо, че е бил може би способен, с влияние, гениален, умира ли необичан, животът му положително изглежда провал, а самата смърт – смразяващ ужас. И ми се струва, че ако вие или аз трябва да избираме между два пътя на мисълта и действието, длъжни сме да помним, че ще умрем, следователно нека се опитаме да живеем така, че нашата смърт да не носи облекчение на света.
Една единствена приказка. Всички романи и стихове са изградени на неспирния конфликт между доброто и злото у нас. И ми хрумва, че докато злото трябва постоянно да се оплодява, доброто, добродетелите са безсмъртни. Порокът вечно се прикрива с нов, привлекателен и жизнен лик, докато добродетелите, за разлика от всичко друго на света, са вековни.“

Don't be like the rest of them, darling

Today you are you
that is truer than true
There is no one alive
that is youer than you