Unknown author

Insects

Unknown author

"If all insects on Earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish."
― Jonas Salk [Photograph by Unknown author]

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Unknown author

The lucky ones

Unknown author

"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?"
― Richard Dawkins [Artwork by Unknown author]

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Kyle Thompson

Surrender

Kyle Thompson

"Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure."
― Baruch Spinoza [Artwork by Kyle Thompson]

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Martinho Dias

Go after her

Martinho Dias

"Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now, and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest, and making someone fall in love with you is easy, and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really."
― Harvey Milk [Artwork by Martinho Dias]

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Kyle Thompson

I keep remembering

Kyle Thompson

"I keep remembering — I keep remembering. My heart has no pity on me."
― Henri Barbusse [Artwork by Kyle Thompson]

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Unknown author

Be where you are

Unknown author

"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
― Gautama Buddha [Artwork by Unknown author]

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Martinho Dias

Pain

Martinho Dias

"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."
― Jim Morrison [Artwork by Martinho Dias]

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Agnes Cecile

Who are you

Agnes Cecile

who are you
really?

you are not a name
or a height, or a weight
or a gender
you are not an age
and you are not where you are from

you are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are your thoughts
and what you eat for breakfast
on Saturday mornings

you are a thousand things
but everyone chooses
to see the million things
you are not

you are not
where you are from
you are
where you are going
and I'd like
to go there
too

― Madisen Kuhn [Artwork by Agnes Cecile]

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KatePowellArt

Trust yourself

KatePowellArt

Because the fact of the matter is, nobody knows what’s going on. Nobody knows. Nobody has the faintest idea. The best guesses are lies, you may be sure of it. So to pretend that one human being will lead another out of the dark night of ignorance and into the shining light of truth is ludicrous. Absolutely grotesque.

A product of this empowering of the human image; that has gone on through several thousand years of dominator culture. If you want a teacher, try a waterfall, or a mushroom, or a mountain wilderness, or a storm pounded seashore. This is where the action is. It’s not back in the hive, it’s not in the anthill, it’s not knocking your head against the floor in front of somebody who claims that because of their lineage and who’s feet they washed, and whose feet they washed, that you should give credence to them.

Knowledge is provisional and we are yet to approach even the first moment of civilized understanding. The way it is to be done is by trusting yourself, trusting your intuition.

― Terence McKenna [Artwork by KatePowellArt]

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Metamundus

Still love

Metamundus

"I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them."
― Uma Thurman [Artwork by Metamundus]

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