If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
—Henry David Thoreau (via mirroir)
“There are two sides to a trumpeter’s personality:
There is the one that lives only to lay waste to the
woodwinds and strings, leaving them lying blue
& lifeless along the swath of destruction. That is a
trumpeter’s fury; then there is the dark side…….”
Never look at the trombones. You’ll only encourage them
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
—Louise Erdrich (via jaded-mandarin)