And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
― Roald Dahl (via divine-despair)
When you think about it, photography is a form of time travel…this man is staring at us from across the centuries, a ghost preserved by light. It’s not hard to imagine that in the near future we’ll be able to capture the past in all three dimensions, we’ll be able to step inside a memory. It may not be possible to travel back in time but perhaps one day, we can bring the past to us.
Here’s a moment from my past. Like John Hershel, I’m remembering a younger version of myself…December 20th 1975, a snowy day in Ithaca NY, a branch point on the road that brought me to this moment with you. It was the day I met Carl Sagan. Reminds me of those ghost stars in the sky…you know, the ones that still shine their light up on us long after they’re gone.
― Oh god, episode 4 of the new cosmos made me cry.

In this galaxy, there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all of that… and perhaps more, only one of each of us.

 Don’t destroy the one named Kirk.

― "Star Trek" season 1: balance of terror, original series. 1966

What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and never will have, in short, the lowest of the low.

All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.

That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love malgré tout [in spite of everything], based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion.

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

― Van Gogh
Nationalism teaches you to hate people you’ve never even met and take pride in accomplishments you had no part in whatsoever
― Doug Stanhope (via notmycupofchai)

In the early 19th century people wished there was a faster way to communicate with people over long distances, then telephone was invented. In the 20th century people wished there was a way to instantly connect with multiple people, unbeknownst to them that with the invention of the internet people now wish to ignore eachothers existence. This, for example will probably, more than likely, also be ignored on facebook since it is longer than a sentence and uses correct grammar (I hope).
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
― Ernest Hemingway  (via alecshao)
I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.
― a million times, this.  (via loveyourchaos)
Falling in love with someone isn’t always going to be easy… Anger… tears… laughter.. It’s when you want to be together despite it all. That’s when you truly love another. I’m sure of it.
Unknown (via leilockheart)
Be Soft.
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
You still believe it to be a beautiful place.
― Kurt Vonnegut (via wasbella102)
“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.”

theeducatedfieldnegro:

—Malcolm X


everytime i make food for people nobody wants to eat with me.

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