“Time did not advance, it rotated.”—Paul Theroux
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.– Marcel Proust (via theministryoftruth)
“With the whole day ahead of her, she sat by the window and watched India slip by in a stream of simple images—women threshing grain on mats, men plowing with placid oxen, children jumping into muddy streams, clusters of houses baking in the sun, here and there a level crossing where a blue bus or a man on a bike was stopped by a passing train. These human sights became rarer, for...
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Anger = Problems x 3
Getting angry at something takes one problem (1, the thing you are angry at) and creates two other problems (2, anger/frustration/disappointment at yourself for getting angry, and 3, the frustration/disappointment of others around you for getting angry). Would you rather have 1 problem or 3?
“In the end, Elvis’s scorn for his fans as manifested in “new” albums full of previously released material and one new song to make sure all us suckers would buy it was mirrored in the scorn we all secretly or not so secretly felt for a man who came closer to godhood than Carlos Casteneda until military conscription tamed and revealed him for the dumb lackey he always was...