"The air I breathe in a room empty of you is unhealthy."
— John Keats; from a letter to Fanny Brawne dated March 1820
(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via penseesduchoeur)
"In this world, love has no color — yet look how deeply my body is stained by yours."
— Izumi Shikibu
(Source: thelandlockedmariner, via supermanns)
"Find a woman who makes you feel more alive. And then love her with all that’s in you."
— And then we die.
(Source: larmoyante, via pushthemovement)
"Were we incapable of empathy – of putting ourselves in the position of others and seeing that their suffering is like our own – then ethical reasoning would lead nowhere. If emotion without reason is blind, then reason without emotion is impotent."
Moral philosopher Peter Singer, who is 66 today, in Writings on an Ethical Life.
Also see David Brooks on the dangerous divide between reason and emotion, and this 1943 Disney animated propaganda on reconciling the two.
"People should fall in love with their eyes closed."
— Andy Warhol (via grisho)
"‘The words of the language as they are originally spoken don’t seem to play any role at all in my mechanism of thought. The elements of my thought are certain signs, or more or less clear images, which in my case are of a visual and sometimes of a muscular type. The combination of these different images in productive thought is what enables me to make progress before there is any connection with logical construction in words or any other sign that could be communicated to others.’"
— Albert Einstein (in 4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese @ Co.Create)
"If you are given a choice, you believe you have acted freely,” said Teller, of the duo Penn and Teller, to Smithsonian magazine. “This is one of the darkest of all psychological secrets."
— our cognitive tendency to fool ourselves
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