dreamsofmermaids “Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do…” ― Jack Kerouac
2mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Let nature do the freezing and frightening and isolating in this world. Let men work and love and fight it off.” ― Jack Kerouac 2mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Life must be rich and full of loving - it's no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone.” ― Jack Kerouac 2mon

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dreamsofmermaids "There was a door
And I could not open it. I could not touch the handle.
Why could I not walk out of my prison?
What is hell? Hell is oneself,
Hell is alone, the other figures in it
Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from
And nothing to Escape to. One is always alone."
T.S. Eliot
2mon

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dreamsofmermaids “I believed in a good home, in sane and sound living, in good food, good times, work, faith and hope. I have always believed in these things. It was with some amazement that I realized I was one of the few people in the world who really believed in these things without going around making a dull middle class philosophy out of it. I was suddenly left with nothing in my hands but a handful of crazy stars.” ― Jack Kerouac 3mon

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dreamsofmermaids “What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road 3mon

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dreamsofmermaids “He had never felt anything like that before - yet somehow he knew that from now on he would always feel like that, always, and something caught at his throat as he realized what a strange sad adventure life might get to be, strange and sad and still much more beautiful and amazing than he could ever have imagined because it was so really, strangely sad.” ― Jack Kerouac 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids “What is the meaning of life? That was all - a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.” ― Virginia Woolf 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids “These moments of escape are not to be despised. They come too seldom.” ― Virginia Woolf 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now.” ― Virginia Woolf 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids “There is no stability in this world. Who is to say what meaning there is in anything? Who is to foretell the flight of a word? It is a balloon that sails over tree-tops. To speak of knowledge is futile. All is experiment and adventure. We are forever mixing ourselves with unknown quantities.” ― Virginia Woolf 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids "Of all our feelings the only one which really doesn't belong to us is hope. Hope belongs to life, it's life itself defending itself." - Julio Cortazar 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Alone, I often fall down into nothingness. I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness. I have to bang my head against some hard door to call myself back to the body.” ― Virginia Woolf 4mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Clocks and calendars do not exist to remind us of the Time we've forgotten but to regulate our relations with others and indeed all of society, and this is how we use them.” ― Orhan Pamuk 5mon

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dreamsofmermaids “the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.” ― Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness 5mon

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dreamsofmermaids "Time is so strange and life is twice as strange." - Ray Bradbury 5mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Love is eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.” ― Vincent van Gogh 6mon

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dreamsofmermaids “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”
― Albert Camus
6mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
― Albert Camus
6mon

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dreamsofmermaids “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
― Albert Camus
6mon

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