"You know you’re going to get burned from time to time. It’s just part of the game. So when it happens you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and forget about it because they’re about to snap the ball again."
— Michael Connelly (via farewell-kingdom)
"Most of the smart people I know want nothing to do with politics. … We expect other people to do it for us, and grumble when they get it wrong. We feel that our responsibility stops at the ballot box, if we even get that far. After that we’re as laissez-faire as we can get away with. … What worries me is that while we’re laissez-ing, someone else is faire-ing."
— Brian Eno’s contribution to the excellent This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works. (via explore-blog)
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"You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have."
— Cayla Mills (via digscavenger)