“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.” — Gertrude Stein, from Selected Writings (via kendarrr)


1970s Vintage Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Set

Holy shit there’s a lot of news.
It’s true, the market is becoming saturated.

“To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.” — Geraldine BrooksMarch (via bookmania)

Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change who we are and unite?

list of my favorite actors & actresses » Kevin Spacey

"Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know?"

Movies re-imagined for another time & place by Peter Stults

aeryn: in the beginning, i found you interesting.
john: me?
aeryn: yes. but only for a moment!


Nikolaus Gansterer: The Gray Matter Hypothesis

chalk drawing on black wall, 2013

a diagram showing internal correlations and their external consequences marked out by key figures of thought balancing between reflecting and representing symbols of power affected by the structures of human experience and the various forms of interpretation.”

Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Directed by Elia Kazan.

“The whole concept of originality is now … officially dead. You don’t meet new ideas and new characters.” —

In his lectures on creative writing, William S. Burroughs echoes Mark Twain’s contention that “all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources,” Alexander Graham Bell’s assertion that “our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others,” young Virginia Woolf’s observation that “all the Arts … imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see,” and Annie Dillard’s admonition that trying to be original is a mistake because “everything’s been written.”

Pair with Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist

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American Beauty film poster by Peter Strain [buy]