"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows, Select only things to steal from that speak directly into your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.

Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery- Celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "It's not where you take things from- It's where you take them to." "
-Jim Jarmusch

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War (via chanelbagsandcigarettedrags)

Spooky Black

—Without You

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I was at the bottom of the sea, the pressure dense, crushing, inexorable. Dead silence strained against my eardrums. The darkness was without reprieve. No mental adjustment could make it less absolute. It was impenetrable — black painted over black painted over black.

 Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance (via youngfolksociety)

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It’s interesting how life is so symmetrical, binding itself into recurrent themes between the books. I wonder if the audience finds it as painful or if they veil it with a romantic nostalgia as the protagonist struggles continually.