PEP. 20. University of Chicago, 2016.
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I bought avocados at open produce yesterday and they are beautiful
❝ Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.

— Zadie Smith (via elysewithay)

(Source: pollgold)


Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

la casa de robert graves.mallorca july 2014
future home please and thank you
❝ You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: abundance-mine)

Patti Smith outside CBGB photographed by Godlis, 1976

Photograph of Virginia Woolf with TS Eliot, by Ottoline Morrell at Garsington Manor, 1924. Photograph: National Portrait Gallery, London