“I think what I am trying to say is that people who wouldn’t know ‘art’ if it bit them in the ass need to stop insisting that comics is an art form. Comics is not an art form, it is a medium. The art comes in with the soul of its purveyor, regardless of the form.”—Chris Wright (via youmightfindyourself)
“At two minutes before noon on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 146 years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and 150 days after a black man took the presidential oath of office, the United States Senate, in a unanimous voice vote, apologized to African Americans for slavery and the racial discrimination during the Jim Crow era.”—
“They say that the Industrial Age created “adolescence” as we know it. As I’m listening I am wondering to what degree the Technology Age has created a permanent strain of adolescence in adulthood. The idea that we’re seeing our bodies as an enemy reminds me of adolescent self-loathing and self-consciousness. Popular culture glorifies that kind of thinking and when you give adult power to adolescent thinking it seems natural that we would have shows on TV glamorizing plastic surgery as a way of life.”—unknown
“I’m no Buddhist monk, and I can’t say I’m in love with renunciation in itself, or traveling an hour or more to print out an article I’ve written, or missing out on the N.B.A. Finals. But at some point, I decided that, for me at least, happiness arose out of all I didn’t want or need, not all I did.”—(via unconsumption)
“People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It’s scary to think so much is out of one’s control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net and for a split second it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck it goes forward and you win. Or maybe it doesn’t and you lose.”—Woody Allen
“The… the other important joke, for me, is one that’s usually attributed to Groucho Marx; but, I think it appears originally in Freud’s “Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious”, and it goes like this — I’m paraphrasing — um, “I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.” That’s the key joke of my adult life, in terms of my relationships with women.”—Woody Allen
Allen:That's quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn't it?
Woman:Yes, it is.
Allen:What does it say to you?
Woman:It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous lonely emptiness of existence. Nothingness. The predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void with nothing but waste, horror, and degradation, forming a useless, bleak straitjacket in a black, absurd cosmos.
“i don’t talk trash. i talk smack. they’re totally different. trash talk is all hypothetical. like, “your mom is so fat she could eat the internet.” but smack talk is happening like right now. like, “you’re ugly and i know it for a fact ‘cause i got the evidence right here.”—kelly from the office (via marshi)
“West Indian blacks, those like Colin Powell whose roots are in the Caribbean, are one-third more likely to graduate from college than African-Americans as a whole, and their median household income is almost one-third higher.”—Nicholas D. Kristof