Effortlessly Geek

Thank you for teaching me to laugh when I was the alien in a foreign land. Thank you for showing us that laughter is far more powerful than any weapon. Thank you for inspiring countless people around the world with your energy, creativity, and light. It’s difficult to admit that the man with 1,000 personalities is silent. All we can hope is that his pain is over and he has found peace among colorful fields. I still can’t believe that my hero is gone. Nanu, Nanu.

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you are angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

—ernest hemingway

Oh my God, what if you wake up one day, and you’re 64 or 75, and you never got your memoir or written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were too jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.

—Anne Lamott

I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.

—Shinji Moon, The Anatomy of Being  (via sshhaarrkk)

(Source: quoted-books, via honey-in-the-heart)

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

—Haruki Murakami (via elige)

(Source: kushandwizdom, via elige)