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10 minutes passed by, and I realized I was going to die soon.

gurafiku:

Japanese Advertising: Tokyo Tower Aquarium. Shiro Shita Saori. 2011

gurafiku:

Japanese Advertising: Tokyo Tower Aquarium. Shiro Shita Saori. 2011

(Source: shiroshitasaori)

Man to be great must be self-reliant. Though he may not be so in all things, he must be self-reliant in the one in which he would be great. This self-reliance is not the self-sufficiency of conceit. It is daring to stand alone. Be an oak, not a vine. Be ready to give support, but do not crave it; do not be dependent on it.

To develop your true self-reliance, you must see from the very beginning that life is a battle you must fight for yourself,―you must be your own soldier. You cannot buy a substitute, you cannot win a reprieve, you can never be placed on the retired list. The retired list of life is,―death. The world is busy with its own cares, sorrows and joys, and pays little heed to you. There is but one great password to success,―self-reliance.

—William George Jordan, The Majesty of Calmness (1898)
I’m turning my scans and blog posts into informal design hybrids. More movie tickets coming soon. 

I’m turning my scans and blog posts into informal design hybrids. More movie tickets coming soon. 

you can’t spell twinings without wining.

you can’t spell twinings without wining.

Do not think what is hard for you to master is humanly impossible; and if it is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach.
—Marcus Aurelius
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Larry Sultan, Portrait of my father

Larry Sultan, Portrait of my father

(Source: loverofbeauty)

Sometimes I surprise myself. I was ten years old when I took these from Finch station. Why did I take them? (I have about a half-dozen 6:03's but only one 6:04.) God knows. I have no idea why I kept them this long. They really serve no purpose. What I was doing that day, who I was with, where I was travelling—no clue. 2003 was eleven years ago! (I wish I had posted these on August 12 at 6:03 pm. Heh.)

Sometimes I surprise myself. I was ten years old when I took these from Finch station. Why did I take them? (I have about a half-dozen 6:03's but only one 6:04.) God knows. I have no idea why I kept them this long. They really serve no purpose. What I was doing that day, who I was with, where I was travelling—no clue. 2003 was eleven years ago! (I wish I had posted these on August 12 at 6:03 pm. Heh.)

I’m going to be posting more scans probably. This is from June 10, 2014. I love the “design” of movie tickets. They are so basic and plain, yet packed with bits of information. It’s like a miniature poster that’s made note of a brief occurrence in your life—something you did on this day at this time which you don’t remember. Anyways. I enjoyed the movie. It played out a lot like a video game (if you don’t know the premise i’m not going to go into it). Tom Cruise is great, and I hope he keeps making action/scifi movies. (If you haven’t seen Oblivion, I highly recommend it, for its soundtrack, story, and stunning futuristic set pieces. They actually filmed the sky in iceland and put it into the film.)

I’m going to be posting more scans probably. This is from June 10, 2014. I love the “design” of movie tickets. They are so basic and plain, yet packed with bits of information. It’s like a miniature poster that’s made note of a brief occurrence in your life—something you did on this day at this time which you don’t remember. Anyways. I enjoyed the movie. It played out a lot like a video game (if you don’t know the premise i’m not going to go into it). Tom Cruise is great, and I hope he keeps making action/scifi movies. (If you haven’t seen Oblivion, I highly recommend it, for its soundtrack, story, and stunning futuristic set pieces. They actually filmed the sky in iceland and put it into the film.)

lifeonsundays:

Speak and Spell No. 10, 2012

lifeonsundays:

Speak and Spell No. 10, 2012

(Source: indexofchristianweber)

'The thing that gives people courage is ideas.' The phrase might be expanded. For it is not only courage that comes from ideas; it is determination; it is the power to act, the power to go on acting coherently. For though it is true that most ideas are the rationalizations of feelings, that does not mean that feelings are more important in the world of action than ideas. Feeling provides the original supply of energy, but this supply of energy soon fails if the feelings are not rationalized. For the rationalization justifies the feelings and serves at the same time both as a substitute for feelings and as a stimulant for them when they are dormant.

You cannot go on feeling violently all the time — the human organism does not allow of it. But an idea persists; once you have persuaded yourself of its truth, an idea justifies the continuance in cold blood of actions which emotion could only have dictated in the heat of the moment.
—Aldous Huxley, Music at Night
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
—Alan Watts

(Source: thecalminside)

theparisreview:

George Orwell’s review of Mein Kampf. (via)

theparisreview:

George Orwell’s review of Mein Kampf. (via)

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