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of a certain disposition

27 Mar

Aug 23 and thereabouts 039

“We were frightened of being left alone for the rest of our lives. Only people of a certain disposition are frightened of being alone for the rest of their lives at the age of 26. We were of that disposition.”

-Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

Have you read High Fidelity or any Hornby’s other books?

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I still love Shantaram

26 Mar
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

“It’s a characteristic of human nature that the best qualities, called up quickly in a crisis, are very often the hardest to find in a prosperous calm.”

-Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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reason #2039 to take a risk

22 Mar
St Paul de Vence, France

St Paul de Vence, France

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

-Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

you and what army!

15 Mar
Koh Phi Phi- Leh, Krabi, Thailand

Adorable Japanese Mom in Koh Phi Phi Leh

“The question is not who is going to let me, but who is going to stop me.”

-Ayn Rand

frightened of the old ones

6 Mar
spray

Elephant sprays water

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

—John Cage

i think i remember that film

14 Feb
Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

-Breakfast at Tiffany’s

the potential for a modern day Walden

10 Feb
street people

Haight Street, San Francisco

“Sometimes I’m tempted to become a street person, cut off from society. But then I wouldn’t get to wear my outfits.”

– Ally McBeal

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