"Quit your job and go outside."
- Jeff Rosenstock

alexiswinter:

Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band got my illustration of a Jeff Rosenstock lyric tattooed on him by Shane Wilcox.
Day made!

"A sentimental world keeps my heart optimistic."

- Alexis Winter

A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor.

"He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense."


- James Joyce, Dubliners

there’s a Bukowski in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.

- Charles Bukowski, Bluebird

"Our vanity makes us exaggerate the importance of human life; the individual is nothing; Nature cares only for the species."


- Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

"It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream—making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams…No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence—that which makes its truth, its meaning—its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream-alone…"

- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

"You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering."
- Ernest Hemingway

"Those who wanted to sleep, not from fatigue but because of the nostalgia of dreams…"
- Gabriel García Márquez

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

- Virginia Woolf