tidbits from the tip of the tongue.

“Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.”

—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via creatingaquietmind)

(via nouvelle-nouveau)

“If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.”

—Paul Newman

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

—Albert Einstein

(Source: noahsiano, via nouvelle-nouveau)

“The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears, or the ocean.”

—Isak Dinesen

“I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.”

—Katharine Hepburn

“Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.”

—Nora Ephron

“Rei Kawakubo invented looking like you got ripped off in a thrift shop. She’s an artist and not trying to be funny exactly, but she’s using wit. My father will never get the joke; he says, “You bought that?!” I wear these things to redneck bars and people would never guess I paid a lot of money for them, It makes me chuckle. But I think it’s the youth that make high fashion pretentious. When I was young I just wore what I could get. You look silly in proper fashion when you’re young but once you’re over 40 you need all the help you can get. I basically pay too much money for clothes that poor people would be embarrassed to wear. Wearing Comme des Garçons is wearing high fashion, but without bragging. And that’s the key, that’s old money and the opposite of nouveau riche.”

—John Waters on Comme des Garçons

(Source: bohemeextreme, via non---sequitur)

“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”

Barack Obama

“It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.”

—Tina Fey

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