“My high school locker partner Ned worked part-time for a mortician. Imagine dressing dead people, straightening their ties and fluffing up their hair so you can afford to take a girl out to the movies on saturday night. Well, that’s love. That’s adolescent desperation. I would’ve been honored to have Ned take me to the movies and let him buy me popcorn. Instead, I went out...
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes...– Henry Rollins (via thechocolatebrigade)
The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me,...– Chuck Close (via rstlne)
rstlne: “Evolution moves toward greater complexity, greater elegance, greater knowledge, greater intelligence, greater beauty, greater creativity, and greater levels of subtle attributes such as love. In every monotheistic tradition God is likewise described as all of these qualities, only without limitation… . So evolution moves inexorably toward this conception of God, although never quite...
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Semantic satiation →
readmorewikipedia: Semantic satiation is a cognitive neuroscience phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who can only process the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. For example, say: “smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile….”.