"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -forever.” - George Orwell
There are books that one reads over and over again, books that become part of the furniture of one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life, books that one dips into but never reads through, books that one reads at a single sitting and forgets a week later.
"Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves."
It’s that time and that place and that song, and you remember what it was like when you were in that place. And then you listen to that song, and you know you’re not in that place anymore, and it makes you feel hollow. You can’t just go find that stuff again.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Anonymous said: Chuck, any advice for a 22 year old feeling paralyzed by fear at the cusp of adulthood?
Every age has its own fear. In childhood I feared bullies and the Vietnam draft. In adulthood I feared failing at a career. I feared the death of my parents — my greatest fear to date. Please just accept that a greater fear will always arrive to replace the last fear. Then, regardless, do what you dream of doing.
P.S. In the photo recently posted of me holding the hand-lettered sign, I spelled my own name wrong. I am an idiot. At times that is a blessing.
Im on mobile so I don’t know if the pic is actually of something, or if it’s legit just a stupid gray box
and the circle is complete
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