"The art of living is based on rhythm — on give and take, ebb and flow, light and dark, life and death. By acceptance of all aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong, yours and mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, ‘the dance of life,’ metamorphosis. … The acceptance of the situation, any situation, brings about a flow, a rhythmic impulse towards self-expression."
henry miller (via emilygrim)
"beware of those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone"
Charles Bukowski (via oxfordnewmexico)
"We detest ordinary people. We are in peril of our lives from them: and in peril of our souls too, for they would damn us one and all to the ordinary. Every individual should, by nature, have his extraordinary points. But nowadays you may look for them with a microscope, they are so worn down by the regular machine friction of our average and mechanical days."
D.H. Lawrence, The Lost Girl (via larmoyante)