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But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down.

David Foster Wallace, charted by Jessica Hagy (via ilovecharts)

vablatsky:

this game is why I have trust issues

justlearningasigo:

laughingsquid:

Melting Marshmallow Peeps with a Red Hot Ball of Nickel

This was completely unnecessary and for that I am thankful

this is too intense

rookiemag:

Why Can’t I Be You: Alison Bechdel

The cartoonist of Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home, and Are You My Mother? tells us how she got started. Interview by Brodie. Collage by Ruby A.

rookiemag:

Why Can’t I Be You: Alison Bechdel

The cartoonist of Dykes to Watch Out ForFun Home, and Are You My Mother? tells us how she got started. Interview by Brodie. Collage by Ruby A.

guillaume-en-egypte:

i love it when writers refuse prestigious literary prizes. shout outs to sartre and kenzaburo oe 

to be fair sartre cannot in good faith accept a prize for any literary or philosophical talent

And thou, profoundest hell, receive thy new possessor: one who brings a mind not to be chang’d by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in it self can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.
What matter where, if I be still the same?

John Milton - Paradise Lost (via inionsneachta)

no……………………….. Satan said this.

In quoting others, we cite ourselves.

Julio Cortázar (via amandaonwriting)

this is some meta shit

mitsukake:

megnesiums:

maswartz:

I honestly think people forget that the church and state are supposed to be separate. Give me one non-religious reason against same sex marriage. One non-religious reason against stem cell research. One non-religious reason against safe abortions. Go ahead.

I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOREVER THIS IS LITERALLY LIKE MY GO TO ARGUMENT FOR EVERYTHING

Not saying they’re good arguments, but religion and ethics are not the same thing, and there are plenty of arguments that aren’t religious in nature that stem from ethics.

Feuerbach starts out from the fact of religious self-alienation, of the duplication of the world into a religious world and a secular one. His work consists in resolving the religious world into its secular basis.” - M*rx, Theses on Feuerbach.

Whatever the nature of religious ideology, I think on some level it’s dependent on a more basic social ideology. 

kingcheddarxvii:

*pulls out phone* “hey check out this meme”

"woah, don’t you know liking memes isn’t cool???"

"aha it’s a metaphor. i like the meme but i never press the reblog button. put it in your likes but never give it the power to ruin your blog"