❝ I’m ashamed of myself because I know I should be better and I have no idea how to get there. ❞
—— I Don’t Know Where to Go From Here (#370: April 7, 2014)
❝ It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees. ❞
❝ I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it. ❞
—— Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
❝ I think the main sign of a good story for you is that it has to hurt. It has to dig deep into who you are. ❞
—— Guillermo Del Toro, Cabinet of Curiosities
❝ If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough. ❞
❝ I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young. ❞
❝ When you don’t have many friends and you don’t have a social life you’re kind of left looking at things, not doing things. There’s a weird freedom in not having people treat you like you’re part of society or where you have to fulfill social relationships. ❞
—— Tim Burton (via eumag
So you attempt to hide your loneliness in public, to behave, in fact, as though you have too many friends already, and thus you hope to attract people who will unwittingly save you. But it never works that way. Your condition is written all over your face, in the hunch of your shoulders, in the hollowness of your laugh. You fool no one.
Believe me in this; I’ve tried all the tricks of the lonely man.
❝ I’m sick of people telling me it’s just a “get over it” situation. Fuck you. You don’t know what it’s like in my head. ❞
❝ What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense. ❞
—— Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis