“Humans, we just hop out of things, off things. We splatter ourselves in inappropriate places. Because we have nothing to live for. Because we want to destroy what we can. Because we want to be something we can’t. Because we don’t really believe we can die.”—Deb Olin Unferth, Vacation (via unpunk)
“The work of science is like building a pier out into the ocean. We excitedly add on to the pier little by little, but then we look around and say, Wait a minute, Im at the end of the pier, but theres a lot more out there. The ocean of what we dont know always dwarfs what we do know, he says. During our lifetimes, we will get further on that pier. Well understand more at the end of our lives than we do now, but it aint going to cover the ocean.”—David Eagleman (via crookedindifference)
“If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: ‘It’s gonna go wrong.’ or ‘She’s going to hurt me.’ or ‘I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore…’ Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”—Ray Bradbury (via unpunk)
“I’ve been waiting my whole life for the right guy to come along and then you showed up. And you are nothing like the man I imagined. You’re cynical, and cranky, and impossible. But the truth is, fighting with you is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I think there’s a very good chance that I’m falling in love with you.”—
“The world is my body.
The mountains are my bones;
the forest are my skin;
the rivers are my blood;
the air is my breath; the sun is my sight.
In my love for the earth,
I balance all life.”—Deepak Chopra (via lifeisabstract) (via ochreogre) (via hellooitsangel) (via tkriii)