Neurotic Visionary with Delusional Aspirations. 08/20/1995. Male. Canada. Or am I?



April 4th 2014 12:33 AM  |  13 notes
"I don’t know where to put things, you know? I really do have love to give. I just don’t know where to put it."

—  Magnolia (1999), dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
March 28th 2014 10:37 AM  |  4 notes
"You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up."

—  Mitch Albom, For One More Day
March 27th 2014 10:49 AM  |  3 notes
"A man has as many social selves as there are distinct groups of persons about whose opinion he cares. He generally shows a different side of himself to each of these different groups."

—  William James
March 16th 2014 5:10 PM  |  2 notes
"The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it)."


Thomas L. Friedman, How to Get a Job at Google

"Google attracts so much talent it can afford to look beyond traditional metrics, like G.P.A. For most young people, though, going to college and doing well is still the best way to master the tools needed for many careers. But Bock is saying something important to them, too: Beware. Your degree is not a proxy for your ability to do any job. 

And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavour, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. This will be true no matter where you go to work.”
March 4th 2014 12:48 AM  |  181,278 notes  |  Source  |  Via
"Your feelings are valid simply because you feel them."

February 26th 2014 11:39 PM  |  354 notes  |  Source  |  Via
"But I also knew that one day, I would grow up. One day, I would be twenty, or thirty, or forty, even fifty and sixty and seventy and eighty and maybe even one hundred years old. And all those years were mine, they belonged to nobody but me. So even if I was unhappy now, it could all change tomorrow. Maybe I didn’t even need to jump off the cliff to experience that kind of freedom. Maybe the fact that I knew such a freedom existed in the world meant that I could someday find it."

—  Augusten Burroughs, A Wolf at the Table
February 22nd 2014 12:00 AM  |  19 notes
"I think deep down inside, people understand how flawed they are. I think the more benign you make somebody, the less truthful it is."

—  Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 16th 2014 3:26 PM  |  85,636 notes  |  Source  |  Via
"I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress."

—  Alexander McQueen
February 15th 2014 6:51 PM  |  3 notes
"Jonás and I, we were discussing about the possibility of doing this kind of an edge-of-your-seat experience. This thing, which is so tense, so suspenseful, the audience experience becomes more a visceral experience, almost a more primal experience. And by doing that, the audience would fill the blanks. The audience would embed their own emotional experience into the journey of our characters."


Alfonso Cuarón, on the writing of Gravity

Gravity’s symbolic imagery, its visual landscape infused with thematic metaphors, rather than heavy dialogue filled with rhetoric or narrative complexity, accomplishes what Cuarón and his son set out to do. It reaches out to its audience, and compels them to project themselves and their adversities into the void of space that these characters drift in.

February 11th 2014 12:42 AM  |  6 notes
"We are increasingly connected to each other but oddly more alone: in intimacy, new solitudes."

—  Sherry Turkle