poeticsofdeath:

"Man’s very insides – his self – are foreign to him. He doesn’t know who he is, why he was born, what he is doing on the planet, what he is supposed to do, what he can expect. His own existence is incomprehensible to him, a miracle just like the rest of creation, closer to him, right near his pounding heart, but for that reason all the more strange."
— Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death (1973)

poeticsofdeath:

"Man’s very insides – his self – are foreign to him. He doesn’t know who he is, why he was born, what he is doing on the planet, what he is supposed to do, what he can expect. His own existence is incomprehensible to him, a miracle just like the rest of creation, closer to him, right near his pounding heart, but for that reason all the more strange."

— Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death (1973)

thefilmfatale:

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Actor Robin Williams has passed away at 63. Condolences to his family.

Rest in peace, O Captain, my Captain.

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

William James, The Principles of Psychology (via quotes-shape-us)

brathwait:

Ben Dahlhaus just showed up