"Philosophy doesn’t ask these stupid ideal questions: Is there truth? No. The question is, ‘What do you mean when you say this is true?’"

slavoj zizek (via alterities)

"…I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were."

Joan Didion (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: sea-change, via aestheticintrovert)

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."

Søren Kierkegaard (via spiritualmama)

"You’re like a dog chasing a car. You’ll never catch it and you just wouldn’t know what to do with it if you did."

- Grey Lightbody, Snow Patrol (via selyang)

But yet you won’t stop chasing

andercia:

Jungle Gym diseñado por Svetozar Radakovich, 1965

andercia:

Jungle Gym diseñado por Svetozar Radakovich, 1965

"We can hope that someone will love us, but in the end it must be a conscious choice, on our end, to love someone; To love them well, each and everyday."

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

(Source: tblaberge)

"

It is so much easier to be attracted to someone than it is to be in love with someone.

Attraction comes and goes, it demands no obligation for you to stay loyal.

Love… Love requires two people to daily make the choice to be devoted to each other. To push one another to the cross because they know attraction will flee, they know that passion will be absent because that is what happens sometimes. Love, like joy, is not an emotion, it is endurance of future attraction, future passion. Love is the anchor that must keep us rooted in the storms, it is not the wind or the end goal, it is simply a tool that Christ gave to us the moment we were born.

Do not misuse love, do not mistake attraction for love. Because when it really matters and you are in desperate need of an anchor, using anything other than what is needed will end up with you sinking your ship.

Know love before you profess love.

"

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

(Source: tblaberge, via 1895743-deactivated20140403)

design-is-fine:

Josephin Ritschel, Eileen Gray with her house E.1027, 2014. Via flickr.

Le Corbusier was so facinated by this house, built by Gray, that he started to visit it increasingly. After a while he painted sexual images on the white walls. Eileen Gray was shocked and never came back to her house.

Illustration for upcoming book “The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History”, Chronicle Books.

design-is-fine:

Josephin Ritschel, Eileen Gray with her house E.1027, 2014. Via flickr.

Le Corbusier was so facinated by this house, built by Gray, that he started to visit it increasingly. After a while he painted sexual images on the white walls. Eileen Gray was shocked and never came back to her house.

Illustration for upcoming book “The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History”, Chronicle Books.

(via spacesnplaces)

"I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches. I feel, therefore I am is a truth much more universally valid, and it applies to everything that’s alive. My self does not differ substantially from yours in terms of its thought. Many people, few ideas: we all think more or less the same, and we exchange, borrow, steal thoughts from one another. However, when someone steps on my foot, only I feel the pain. The basis of the self is not thought but suffering, which is the most fundamental of all feelings. While it suffers, not even a cat can doubt its unique and uninterchangeable self. In intense suffering the world disappears and each of us is alone with his self. Suffering is the university of egocentrism."

Milan Kundera, Immortality (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

"I live a horrible life. All pleasures are ruined for me. Last night, I listened to Wagner’s ‘Siegfried,’ in order to relax, and it was so wonderful. But after half an hour I started writing down ideas.

People say ‘l envy you-you do for work what we do for fun.’ But they don’t know it is also the other way around."

Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)