April 1, 2014
"Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent."

— Virginia Woolf, The Waves (via diluvie)

(Source: fuckyeahvirginiawoolf, via booklover)

December 13, 2013
"Yet the overwhelming sensation I had was of always being out of place."

— Out of Pace: A Memoir, Edward Said.

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November 23, 2013
"Sit in a room and read—and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time."

— Joseph Campbell,
The Power of Myth (via ashramof1)

Make it so!

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October 27, 2013
"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."

— Walt Whitman (via takemetomountains)

Words to live by…from a “splendid bugger”

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September 10, 2013
"Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet."

Alain de Botton  (via beartrapdreams)

Beautiful. I think our adulthood as well. Traveling constantly I wake in places and some times have to guess where I am from the quality of light, and the scent in the air. It can take a long few seconds to orient myself.

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July 11, 2013
travelingcolors:

In the middle of the jungle | Taiwan (by Hanson Mao)


High in the central range …

travelingcolors:

In the middle of the jungle | Taiwan (by Hanson Mao)

High in the central range …

(via condenasttraveler)

June 28, 2013
Love!
good:

We love you, New Yorker.
newyorker:

Read about next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy” by Jack Hunter, online now: http://nyr.kr/13bXQlV

Love!

good:

We love you, New Yorker.

newyorker:

Read about next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy” by Jack Hunter, online now: http://nyr.kr/13bXQlV

June 4, 2013

讓我回想台北的學生時光。老啦!

(Source: Spotify)

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May 4, 2013
"

I’m not one for politics. I detest it actually, it makes me more emotional than almost anything else. I’m so easily roused by anger when I read about prejudices, dirty tricks, unjustified behaviour, corruption. Everything that is humanely destructive but equally bracketed into the flawed mortality of individuals I’m entrusting my country with.

But don’t you think we should have a choice? A two-party system so we have the ability to choose if the government is corrupt? Isn’t that what democracy is all about? Not being shushed or silenced because ‘they have done so much things for us’. Yes, they have done things for us, but they’re our government. It’s, I’m sorry to be blunt, their job.

"

Will Malaysia’s Ruling Party for 50 Years Continue to Dominate Elections?

(via globalvoices)

A Malaysian voter writes in the run up to the polls.

(Source: htthttp, via globalvoices)

April 18, 2013
shivainlondon:

“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”
Such a sad statement of American society

shivainlondon:

“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”

Such a sad statement of American society

(via booklover)