We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
John Maynard Keynes
It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
Once we choose hope, everything is possible.
actor, director, activist
In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.
High Hefner, born April 9, 1926
Always be a poet, even in prose.
Charles Baudelaire, born April 9, 1921
I’d rather be a creature of the night than an old dude.
Gerard Way, born April 9, 1977
I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day,
And I believe in miracles.
Our work is never to shape ourselves into some ideal image, rather to discover who we already are and become that person with joyful abandon.
Advertising doesn’t cause addictions. But it does create a climate of denial and it contributes mightily to a belief in the quick fix, instant gratification, the dreamworld, and escape from all pain and boredom. All of this is part of what addicts believe and what we hope for when we reach for our particular substance…. Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. Advertising is all about this false hope.
Hubris, arrogance, is just one step ahead of loss of integrity, because if you think you’re better than other people, you know more, then you’re going to think, as many leaders have, that the rules don’t apply to them – so they lose their integrity.
“It’s hard to imagine a more stupid or dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong”
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.
It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking.
There is a choice to make, a chance to take.
A side hustle is a means of making money alongside one’s main form of employment or income.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.