We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
“…traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt, ever since I was sixteen years old and first went to Russia with my saved-up babysitting money, that to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby - I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me. It can barf all over me if it wants to - I just don’t care.”—Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (via oldsouls-dustyhearts)
“We spend more money in this country lawsuiting and litigating patents than we do inventing things. That’s disgusting. We talk about these big amounts of money — well what’s five billion dollars? Now I understand five billion dollars [by converting] it to a unit I understand. I convert it to a unit that I call ‘DIAs’ — ‘Denver International Airports’”—Temple Grandin @TEDxCSU 2012 - “The World Needs all Kinds of Minds.” (via slartibartfastibast)
“What does God want? Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”—Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (via sisyphusrising)