"…to be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memories."
Kanye Westw
"You can’t pay so much attention to other people’s stories that you stop writing your own."
Jovel Roystan
"Sleeping is nice…You forget about things for a while."
"Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good."
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
"That’s the key to having it all: stop expecting it to look like what you thought it was going to look like. That’s true of the fall lines and it’s true of relationships."
Enid Frick
"I think it’s really important to develop a personal style, one in which you look back at pictures of yourself a decade from now and you recognize the same signature style. It’s easy to follow trends, but the most iconic individuals develop a style and embrace it over time. It’s good to evolve, but it’s important to develop a few defining characteristics that make you unique."
John Whitledge, Founder of Virgin Poets Society
Wednesday with 1,144,320 notes / reblog

Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”
"You live and you learn. Then you live better."
Jovel Roystan
Thursday with 11 notes / reblog
[Doug 108B: Doug on the Wildside]
This is one of my favorite episodes of Doug. [The 90s Are All That] just finished playing this episode and it was good to see it again. The reason why I like it so much is that it teaches us three basic, but important life lessons:
Actively embrace those around you.
Adventurously try new things.
Bravely take risks.
"Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be…."
My favorite New Yorker… C.B.
A young runner once asked Univ. of Oregon Track Coach and Nike Co-Founder Bill Bowerman, “How do I improve my times?” His answer: “Run faster.”

Sometimes you don’t have to go looking for secret recipes or tips on how to be better or get an advantage over others. Every now and then, the answer we need to hear is simple and clean:

Do better. Try more. Push yourself harder.

"You don’t actually have to build a rocket or go into space, but please take us somewhere. Please keep us moving. Push us, lift us up. Make us better."

Brian Williams

[A worthwhile charge for each and every person on this planet.]

Monday with 24 notes / reblog

[Emma Stone’s Acceptance Speech for the first-ever MTV Trailblazer Award][2012 MTV Movie Awards][June 3, 2012, Los Angeles, California] 
“So, I looked up the actual definition of trailblazer, and it means ‘someone who blazes a trail to be followed by others.’ And that’s an honor that you’re associated with a concept like that, but the only thing I can hope that something like this award inspires is originality. Because the trailblazers that I’ve looked up to and been inspired by are people like Gilda Radnor and Bill Murray and John Candy; andCharlie Chaplin, and the Beatles, and J.D. Salinger; and Lorne Michaels, who reminds me of the importance of comedy; and Cameron Crowe, whose work consistently reminds me why I want to be an actor.
“Those people are my creative trailblazers, but I’m not following any of their paths. What’s incredible about them is they make me want to be more myself, because they’re all originals. And I hope that you’ll find your trailblazers — and trust me, I do not need to be one of them, I probably shouldn’t be — but that you’ll continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique. Because I know that when you’re a teenager, and even sometimes when you’re an adult, what sets you apart can feel like a burden. And it’s not; a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.”

[Shoutout to [skinnyboy] for sharing this.]
Thursday with 60 notes / reblog

Interviewer: Why can’t you be alone without Yoko?
John Lennon: But I can be alone without Yoko, but I just have no wish to be. There’s no reason on earth why I should be alone without Yoko. There’s nothing more important than our relationship, nothing. And we dig being together all the time. Both of us could survive apart but what for? I’m not going to sacrifice love, real love for any whore or any friend or any business, because in the end you’re alone at night and neither of us want to be. and you can’t fill a bed with groupies. It doesn’t work. I don’t want to be a swinger. I’ve been through it all and nothing works better than to have someone you love hold you.

[Love and romance aren’t lost. They just skipped a generation. One day, people will understand this again.]