How steep the stairs within Kings’ houses are
For exile-wearied feet as mine to tread,
And O how salt and bitter is the bread
Which falls from this Hound’s table — better far
That I had died in the red ways of war,
Or that the gate of Florence bare my head,
Than to live thus, by all things comraded
Which seek the essence of my soul to mar.
“Curse God and die: what better hope than this?
He hath forgotten thee in all the bliss
Of his gold city, and eternal day”—
Nay peace: behind my prison’s blinded bars
I do possess what none can take away,
My love, and all the glory of the stars.
“You can put a lady in a tiny bikini on the cover of a magazine and that’s absolutely fine. But as soon as you say she’s a nymphomaniac, it sparks controversy. We’re hypocrites. People are threatened by female sexuality. We almost never see women strong and determined. It’s amazing that women are finally standing up for themselves.”—Stacy Martin, Dazed & Confused interview, February 2014
…. their album re-imagines classic Underground tracks with pizza-themed lyrics (“I’m begininnnnng to eaaaat the sliiiice”), resulting in deep (dish) cuts like “I’m Waiting for Delivery Man”, “Cheese Days”, and “All the Pizza Parties”.
“First impressions were of awe,” says photographer Adam Docker. “You feel like you have arrived in some long lost tribe only ever seen on [BBC documentary] Planet Earth or read about in a Jules Verne book.” Docker, who took these stunning photographs, recounts his first visit to a Bajau sea gypsy village on the island of Borneo, not far from the town of Semporna in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise water, coral, and dazzling sea life, the cluster of huts on stilts perched out on the ocean look astounding.
“History books are being rewritten all the time. It doesn’t matter what you do. Everybody just goes on thinking the same thing, and every year it gets more and more alike. Someday everybody will think just what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that seem to be what is happning”—
Andy Warhol Excerpted from G. R. Swenson, “What Is Pop Art?” answers from 8 painters,” Parl 1, Art News (November 1963)
if you cease to understand what is going on around you, reread Warhol. he always knows
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”—Steve Jobs (via crookedindifference)
“People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.”—Stacey Jean Speer (via yasodhara)