I love the word practice. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? You practice. How do you get to the Carnegie Hall of your soul, of your life, how do you get to the concert hall where you make best music inside yourself? You practice. How do you practice? You change your behavior. Every day. It’s very difficult, and you constantly are falling down and you have to constantly try to change it again.
Mandy Patinkin on Charlie Rose last night.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Men are allowed to be intellectual and sexy and sexual and women aren’t. We want our sexual women to just look good and fuck good but we don’t want them to have a good conversation.
Sasha Grey on sexism and double standards
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer.
Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature.