“She’s aware of her power but she isn’t sure yet how to use it, what to do with it, how much she even wants it. That body is still new to her, she’s still trying it out, thinking it through, a bit like a kid walking the streets with a loaded gun and deciding whether he’s packing it to protect himself or to begin a life of crime.”—Philip Roth, The Dying Animal (via nightmarebrunette)
"The planet is some kind of organized intelligence. It’s very different from
us. It’s had 5- or 6-billion years to create a slow moving mind that is
made of oceans, and rivers, and rainforests, and glaciers. It’s becoming
aware of us, as we are becoming aware of it, strangely enough.
"Two less likely members of a relationship can hardly be imagined — the
technological apes and the dreaming planet. And yet, because the life of
each depends on the other, [we have] a feeling towards this immense,
strange, wise, old, neutral, weird thing, and it is trying to figure out why
its dreams are so tormented and why everything is out of balance.”
- Terence McKenna
“Physical strength kicks ass, and with the right mindset, the alchemy needed to turn that ass kicking into metaphysical strength isn’t far fetched. It isn’t an instant transfer, as a fair amount of fitness hubris will have you believe, but if our goal is actually FITNESS, then we can learn the spells needed to hypertrophy our spirit along with our flesh packet.”—Bodytribe Fitness » Blog Archive » Less Disconnected
“Often when I speak to clients and trainees it is as if they too are stuck in their own Groundhog Day. They repeat the same negative patterns over and over without really learning anything or fundamentally re-evaluating why things did not work. They also look to external sources to tell them the future: a new “magic” diet or fitness plan, a new “guru”, a new celebrity shill, or a new product. They often feel that a new supplement is the groundhog that will control their future success. Or, perhaps they feel that genetics is the groundhog that predicts their failure. This occurs despite them often “knowing” the right thing to do. But as the saying goes, knowing and not doing is the same as not knowing at all. — Krista Scott-Dixon”—Rant 22 February 2005: Groundhog day :: stumptuous.com
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”—Winston Churchill (Bonus fact Winston: Pigs have orgasms that can last up to 30 minutes, Just so you know) (via lickystickypicky)
“There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another that states that this has already happened.”—Douglas Adams (via spytap)
are you “following” this blog on tumblr? are you looking at this with your eyeballs? well, guess what, you just volunteered for the cilantro army.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS. PASTE LINKS UP EVERYWHERE YOU CAN. DESERTERS WILL BE SHOT.
I remember not liking cilantro the first 5 or 10 times I ate it. Then I loved it and have never looked back since. That was probably 15 years ago. My life has most definitely been improved by the addition of cilantro.