This is what I feel like.
I really do.
Together, we (will, can, must) (rule, change, destroy) the (world, our victims, the people in this bar). ::
Posts tagged "action"
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
J.R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
“People like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - those people are like the sun. You can’t avoid being in their shadow. They are part of what I do and I love them. And I also really admire artists like Neil Young and Gillian Welch. Those people are never satisfied with doing the one thing. They’re always pushing and they’re not afraid to put out records that sound brand new and strange and maybe not as good. You can write songs and get good reviews but the real courage comes when you follow what you’re doing through the end.”
— Josh Ritter via fuckyeahjoshritter
re-requote. This is one of my favorites.
“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the powerful roar of its many waters.”
— Frederick Douglass, 1849
THERE WERE NO SIGNS
By walking I found out
Where I was going.
By intensely hating, how to love
By loving, whom and what to love.
By grieving, how to laugh from the belly.
Out of infirmity, I have built strength.
Out of untruth, truth.
From hypocrisy, I weaved directness.
Almost now I know who I am.
Almost I have the boldness to be that man.
And I shall be where I started from.
— Irving Layton
“It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don’t have to.”
— Walter Linn
Everything, everything, everything is connected.
"Listen, I am heroic enough to say 'I love you' when I love, heroic enough to sing a song and mean it, heroic enough not to faint at the toss of a shawl or the tilt of a baseball hat or the flick of tie. And you are, too." --S.E.S.