"For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."
— Charles Bukowski (via nostalgicmango)
Run like hell my dear
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart. Hafiz
"Teach me how the candle wax says thank you to the flame."
— Andrea Gibson
Robinson Jeffers 1887–1962
How can we distinguish the hour of dawn when the darkness becomes light? It is when we can look a human being in the face and see them as a brother or a sister that they are. Until then, the darkness is still with us.
"Wars begin with words."
— Arab proverb.
"All the darkness in the whole world can not put out the light of a single candle."