"Creative ideas probably occur as part of a potentially dangerous mental process, when associations in the brain are flying freely during unconscious mental states — how thoughts must become momentarily disorganized prior to organizing. Such a process is very similar to that which occurs during psychotic states of mania, depression, or schizophrenia. In fact, the great Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who gave schizophrenia its name, described a “loosening of associations” as its most characteristic feature: “Of the thousands of associative threads that guide our thinking, this disease seems to interrupt, quite haphazardly, sometimes single threads, sometimes a whole group, and sometimes whole segments of them.”"

If you read one thing today, make it this pause-giving study on the relationship between creativity and mental illness (via explore-blog)

Kings of Leon – Use Somebody (4,703 plays)


"We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (via wordsnquotes)


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"She comes off as very empathetic, and even a little vulnerable herself, but she wouldn’t be where she is today if she weren’t a wolf under that wool suit."

C.J. Roberts, Seduced in the Dark (via wordsnquotes)

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"If you say: I believed in God, I trusted God, and He didn’t come through, you only trusted God to meet your agenda."

Timothy Keller (via nonelikejesus)

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"When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep.
Stuck in reverse."

Coldplay. “Fix You.” X&Y.

(via wordsnquotes)

"There is a possibility of getting out of depression by inverting the negative contents, … transposing them … like the clown whose laugh translates a profound sadness."

Julia Kristeva (via alterities)

"For myself I am too heavy, and for you too light."

Franz Kafka, Letters To Milena  (via wordsnquotes)


Christian Coigny

Still Life

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