Understanding doesn’t come free…The task is somewhere between awfully difficult and utterly hopeless for an isolated individual. But it’s feasible for anyone who is part of a cooperative community..Same holds for ‘intellectual self-defense.’ It takes a lot of self-confidence - perhaps more self-confidence than one ought to have - to take a position alone because it seems to you right, in opposition to everything you see & hear.
— Noam Chomsky, On Staying Informed and Intellectual Self-Defense (via condition-oakland)
I wrote a poem about it, and then threw it away, because that’s the last thing I need right now: More words dedicated to people who will never dedicate a single thing to me.
— Thought Catalog (via swimmingpoolforants)
Gatsby believed in the green light. The orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter. Tomorrow we will run faster. Stretch out are arms farther. And one, fine morning- so we beat on. Boats against the current. Borne back, ceaselessly, into the past.
— The Great Gatsby (via lamisdelabc)
Come here, stay with me, stroke me by the hair cause I would do anything, anything to have you as my man