Basically, love and hate activate similar circuits in the brain, but hate also activates the circuits used for rational thought. Which means, when you hate my adorable lips, you’re thinking quite clearly, unlike when you think of how I love you and you turn unto a pile of irrational mush. In other words, you love me with all your circuits.
Cassia Leo, Black Box (via quotes-shape-us)
The world will always choose convenience over reality. It’s easier to hate, blame, and fear than it is to understand. No one wants the truth; they want entertainment.
Chris Colfer, The Wishing Spell (via quotes-shape-us)


Everything has its place #fixie #fixedgear #fixieporn #singlespeed #shadenshadow #bicycle #bikeporn #citybicycleco

Everything has its place #fixie #fixedgear #fixieporn #singlespeed #shadenshadow #bicycle #bikeporn #citybicycleco

Our key to greatness lies not in our ability to project ourselves to others as if we are putting ourselves onto a projector and creating an image of ourselves on a projector screen. Rather, our key to greatness lies in who we are which we can give to other people in a way that when they walk away from us, they are able to say in their hearts that they have taken away something with them quite extraordinary.
C. JoyBell C. (via quotes-shape-us)
There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen (via observando)
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Emily Dickinson, born on December 10, 1830.  (via apoetreflects)
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.

John Maeda (via eelhound)

John Maeda spoke at CreativeMornings/NewYork about artists as leaders, the changing networks inside organizations, and what it’s like to sit in a sand pit in London. Watch the talk. →

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If giving leaves you
feeling empty,
you’re giving too much
to the wrong person.

Art exists because life is not enough.

Ferreira Gullar (via quilace)