"You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."
Brian Tracy (via seabois)
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing
"And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrassed; perhaps also protesting. But don’t give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers—perhaps the most intelligent of all the ones that are building your life."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via alighthouseofwords)
Pedro Cabrita Reis (Portuguese, b. 1956), Untitled. Fabric, aluminum gutter, rubber and acrylic, 133 x 201 x 16 cm.
"I tell you, struggle is what is missing in the lives of most young people today. If they think I’m going to support them while they create great works of art, then they’ve missed the point of my work, of my life! In the process of becoming a writer or an artist one has to be willing to starve. Struggle is the most invaluable experience of all. Suffering seems to be the inevitable fate of the creative sensitive types. Poverty, disease, death, unrequited love affairs, and disappointments of every sort fan the flame of the artistic spirit. The greatest works of art were not created by spoiled brats. They were born for the most part out of a sense of despair, and if not despair then just plain hard work. Somewhere along the line the artist learns the art of transformation."
Henry Miller, Reflections (via wordsnquotes)
Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. The existentialist philosopher Jean–Paul Sartre praised Calder’s mobiles, describing them as “lyrical invention.”
[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]
Jasper Johns, Map
Alain Fournier - Coulure, 2014
poudre de charbon de bois d’osier, acrylique
25 x 23 x 2 cm
Abigail Vogel & Larissa Lockshin at East Hampton Shed
"Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting."
Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance (via simplicity-and-me)
Kate Winslet photographed for English People In New York by Jason Bell