“We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.” —  Hunter S. Thompson

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."

Stephen Hawking

“By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many lifeless bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas.”  — Kurt Vonnegut

"The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea."

Vladimir Nabokov

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.” 
–Thich Nhat Hanh, “Buddhism-Path to Peace”

"There are ideal series of events which run parallel with the real ones. They rarely coincide."
Novalis (1772 – 1801)
William Huber - Untitled, Landscape Series

“All great and precious things are lonely.”  — John Steinbeck, East of Eden

"We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves."

Andy Goldsworthy
Art by Norman Rockwell.

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

Jimi Hendrix

"As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain will also be a mystery."

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

"Comparison is the thief of joy."

Theodore Roosevelt

"Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place."

Rumi (via tobia)