July 19, 2014
"Dance,” said the Sheep Man. “Yougottadance. Aslongasthemusicplays. Yougotta dance. Don’teventhinkwhy. Starttothink, yourfeetstop. Yourfeetstop, wegetstuck. Wegetstuck, you’restuck. Sodon’tpayanymind, nomatterhowdumb. Yougottakeepthestep. Yougottalimberup. Yougottaloosenwhatyoubolteddown. Yougottauseallyougot. Weknowyou’re tired, tiredandscared. Happenstoeveryone, okay? Justdon’tletyourfeetstop."

— Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

July 19, 2014

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July 19, 2014
"In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."

— Eleanor Roosevelt

June 13, 2014

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June 13, 2014
"But when I look back at myself at age twenty what I remember most is being alone and lonely. I had no girlfriend to warm my body or my soul, no friends I could open up to. No clue what I should do every day, no vision for the future. For the most part, I remained hidden away, deep within myself. Sometimes I’d go a week without talking to anybody. That kind of life continued for a year. A long, long year. Whether this period was a cold winter that left valuable growth rings inside me, I can’t really say. At the time I felt as if every night I, too, were gazing out a porthole at a moon made of ice. A transparent, eight-inch-thick, frozen moon. But I watched that moon alone, unable to share its cold beauty with anyone."

— HARUKI MURAKAMI
c/o The New Yorker | 6.9.2014

November 20, 2013
"I suppose that is why I was always a bit better behaved around you, smarter, more capable, wanting to be worth the love you lavished, and wanting to be steady enough to witness the pain you had witnessed and were tough enough to bear while it broke your heart, wanting to be generous enough to join your smile with one of my own, and reckless enough to jump on in that laugh you laughed. Because our joy and our laughter were not only all right, they were necessary."

— Toni Morrison on her friend James Baldwin

November 19, 2013

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November 19, 2013
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November 19, 2013
"I thought that the sun of our love should have risen as noiselessly as the sun out of the sea, and we sailors have found ourselves steering between the tropics as if the broad day had lasted forever. You know how the sun comes up from the sea when you stand on the cliff, and does’nt startle you, but every thing, and you too are helping it."

— Thoreau

November 4, 2013
"But it is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar, unwilling to explore the unfamiliar."

— Anaïs Nin

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November 3, 2013
"Meditate.
Live purely.
Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!
Shine."

— Thomas Byrom

November 3, 2013

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October 31, 2013
"You have to change your mind before you change the way you live and the way you move"

— Gil Scott-Heron

October 27, 2013

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October 27, 2013
"Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."

— John Muir 

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