"Poetry is part of everything. You can’t have a really good work if it’s not touched by poetry. Poetry manifests itself in millions of ways: as rhythm, metaphor, mood. Sometimes it’s a type of emotional outpouring or necessity that’s not expressed through characters but through feelings. To me, poetry is the tragic sense of man. It’s a way of seeing things in the most complete way, the most absolute, and, to a certain extent, the most perfect. Where there’s no poetry, there’s no beauty, and without beauty no kind of artistic work can exist."
- The late Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas in a 1983 interview: http://nyr.kr/1f4dEJd (via newyorker)
A description of one of a kind
(Source: newyorker.com, via myimaginarybrooklyn)
"I am the manifestation of study,
NOT the manifestation of money.
Therefore, I advance through thought,
NOT what’s manufactured and bought."
- KRS-One, “Original Lyrics,” from Boogie Down Productions’ Edutainment, 1990 (via rapquote)
"The true definition of madness is repeating the same action, over and over, hoping for a different result."
- Albert Einstein (via quoteessential)
"I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay."
- Madonna (via quoteessential)
Bring it on. Insanity??!
"I learned not to trust people; I learned not to believe what they say but to watch what they do; I learned to suspect that anyone and everyone is capable of ‘living a lie’. I came to believe that other people - even when you think you know them well - are ultimately unknowable."
- Lynn Barber (via 5feetoffury)