“In every field, things get so specialized. The generalist—and artists are often, by necessity, generalists—winds up feeling a sense of futility. At the moment I’m trying, for example to write about kobo abe, the Japanese novelist. I’m reading him, as I have to, in English. There are Japanese souls who have spent the last few decades pondering him. Am I going to come up with anything new or special? Well, my hope is yes. I cling to the optimistic belief that the haphazard and the hopscotch, the creature that sips among many flowers, may actually come up with something. It’s finally an irrational belief, in most cases, an unrealistic goal. But one holds to the sense that just sipping broadly enough, from enough flowers, strange and fruitful pollinations will arise.” – brad leithauser
"i am equal to everything and anything that is around me. therefore i must deal with it with so much respect and i must get that respect back… and i am not here to win i am here to exist. for you to wanna change me to make me more like yourself…" nope lol.
"When we use the words “I have to,” it puts a sensation of pressure in our bodies and creates the feeling of resentment over time. Our lives aren’t full of things that we “have to” do. Our lives are full of things that we have been given an opportunity to do. We have been given the opportunity to care for and support our beautiful children. We have been given incredible food and hands that work to prepare dinner for people we love. We have been given bodies to take care of and exercise so that we can enjoy this life. We have been given bills to pay for the blessed lifestyle that we live." - robin lee