I just think that people are so weird about nudity and the human body. Sex is...– Emily Browning
When you lose someone, whether by accident or on purpose, you start measuring...– Amelia Garcia, “Pro Re Nata”
I embrace my desire to feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside...– Tool, Lateralus
Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will...– Eckhart Tolle
I understood that the attachment to myself and my image … was actually taking me...– Stephen Cope
I’ve learned to value failed conversations, missed connections, confusions. What...– Anna Kamienska, from A Nest of Quiet: A Notebook, translated by Clare Cavanagh (Thank you, A Writer’s Ruminations)
If I have an essential goal on the cruise right now, I think that the simplest...– Timothy “Speed” Levtich, The Cruise
And on really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion.– Speed Levitch
Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr Letter on the Music Business →
It was reported yesterday that Ms. Lauryn Hill has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor failure to file taxes. These charges were incurred for the years of 2005-2007, during a time in which Ms. Hill had removed herself and her family from society, in order to keep them safe, healthy, and free from danger. In response to these charges, Ms. Hill has issued the following statement: “For...
That’s what I do: I make coffee and occasionally succumb to suicidal nihilism....– Anne Sexton, from A Self-Portrait In Letters
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.– Angela Davis
I’ve been trying to get it right. I’ve been learning here how to grow larger...– Buddy Wakefield
In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of...– Gabrielle Roth
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for...– Jonathan Carroll
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the...– Maya Angelou on why we write. Also see Joan Didion and George Orwell on the same.
The paradox of education is precisely this—that as one begins to become...– James Baldwin
The true liberation of eroticism lies in accepting the fact that there are a...– Anaïs Nin
Usually, when you ask somebody in college why they’re there, they’ll tell you...– Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Book
I was once told the story of a shaman who woke every single morning of his life...– Andrea Gibson
The Complex Sentence
literarydrunkard: The Complex Sentence by Tony Hoagland The kind Italian driver of the bus to Rome invited her to his house—she was obviously hungry—and gave her sandwiches and raped her. All those years ago—she smiles while telling it—contemptuous, somehow of her younger self, who drags behind her like a can. Grammar is great but who will write the sentence that includes the story of the...
The Delay by Tony Hoagland
poemdaybook: I should walk up the stairs right now and make slow love to the woman I live with, but I sit here drinking gingerale instead and turning the pages of a book about the polar expeditions—men who ran away from what they should have done to carve a name out for themselves in a hunk of planetary ice. In the yellowed, hundred-year-old photographs, they still look arrogant and brash in...
Beauty by Tony Hoagland
kathleenjoy: When the medication she was taking caused tiny vessels in her face to break, leaving faint but permanent blue stitches in her cheeks, my sister said she knew she would never be beautiful again. After all those years of watching her reflection in the mirror, sucking in her stomach and standing straight, she said it was a relief, being done with beauty, but I could see her pause...
Often we ask ourselves to make absolute sense out of what just happens, and...– Tony Hoagland
A huge majority of parents use some form of physical or verbal aggression...– Bell Hooks, Feminism Is For Everybody; Passionate Politics
Nobody needs to go anywhere else. We are all, if we only knew it, already there....– Aldous Huxley, Island