“Joy and sorrow in this world pass into each other, mingling their forms and their murmurs in the twilight of life as mysterious as an overshadowed ocean, while the dazzling brightness of supreme hopes lies far off, fascinating and still, on the distant edge of the horizon.”—Joseph Conrad, from “A Familiar Preface” to A Personal Record (via liquidnight)
The situation in Egypt is amazing. What people don’t understand is that for DECADES, any demonstrations in Egypt - no matter how small - was violently shut down by the riot police and Mubarak’s loyalists.
Now, all of a sudden, the riot police have started to stand down. Not…
“I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if you never take it seriously, you never get hurt, you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.”— Penny Lane
“Life in our city becomes intolerable and we have to get out. It is very difficult. We escape to the countryside on the slopes outside the town. But none of the people who live in the country want to help us. We are bringing the plague. I look down at our city. Everything looks strange and perspective doesn’t work any more. We climb the hills into the woods and we really don’t know what is going to happen to us.”— “Perspective” by Stanley Donwood
Pvt. Witt:I can take anything you dish out. I’m twice the man you are.
Sgt. Welsh:In this world, a man, himself, is nothing. And there ain’t no world but this one.
Pvt. Witt:I’ve seen another world. Sometimes I think it was just… my imagination.
Sgt. Welsh:Well, then you’ve seen things I never will. We’re living in a world that’s blowing itself to hell as fast as everybody can arrange it. In a situation like that all a man can do is shut his eyes and let nothing touch him.