The Net’s interactivity gives us powerful new tools for finding information, expressing ourselves, and conversing with others. It also turns us into lab rats constantly pressing levers to get tiny pellets of social or intellectual nourishment. - Nicholas Carr in The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
We need the books that affect us like disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the...– Franz Kafka (via nicsville)
So this is hell. I’d never have believed it. You remember all we were told about...– Garcin from “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre (via wrmiii)
Obama's Original Sin
“But the central question before the nation couldn’t be clearer: Who pays? The taxpayers bailed out the elite; now it’s the elite’s turn to return the favor. Massive cuts to the safety net combined with scant sacrifice from those at the top is wrong ethically and politically. It is, in the truest sense, un-American. ” -Frank Rich
I’ve been solitary before, But Alone takes his time - Gaining all of his stamina Only from draining mine. All the atoms of sadness Collect into my air, I breathe out happy past And breathe inside of me despair.