What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.
Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.
It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.
What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.
Joseph Conrad, The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad (via whyallcaps)
And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (via hqlines)
Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
A lesson taught with humor is a lesson retained.
In this emptiness
your knife is still sharp
it has gouged a pit in the passage of years
full of darkness.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle.