'But it's not for us, darling, it never was. I don't believe in a higher meaning, nor do I need a purpose to live for. I believe in us, in life, in the magical reality of everything around us. Look at it, then look again, look harder because I can't make you see it until you want to. This is it. This is all there is to it, and it's wonderful enough as it is. I don't believe in god or praying. I don't believe in heaven or hell. There's no afterlife I'm hoping for, no deadline I'm dreading. I don't need to know what we're put on earth for - I don't believe we were put on earth to begin with. We became and here we are.
Insignificant to the universe, we could easily not have been here and all would still be as it is. But we're here now and for that we're infinitely blessed. You get to feel the cherry blossoms in your hands. Swim in cold water while the sun rises and warms your shoulders. Make love and cry because you're sad or cry because you're happy and never have to explain because the tears stain all the same. You get to grow and dance and drink and see the world in every place you travel to.
If you take us all apart, you'd find we're all made of stardust - as are the trees, the frogs, the grass as well as the dew on it - why would we be any more special? I've never seen a tree stop mid-sway to contemplate why it's moving and if it'll ever get any closer. It sways and sways and sways and pretends it makes the same wind blow that it is rocking to.
We hold remnants of long lost stars in our veins. That's not an answer, but it's still magnificent and nothing can ever be both pointless and magnificent.'
- Eva Faber
'It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent - lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die. It's as simple as that.'
- Tove Jansson
"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no style. He just goes on trying other things."
— Pablo Picasso
'People getting negative about music - fuck off. Enjoy yourself. Have a good time, all the time.'
- Karl O'Connor
'Happiness is an abstraction, it is a product of the imagination, it is a way of being moved, which depends entirely on our way of seeing and feeling.'
- Marquis de Sade
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."
— Noam Chomsky
'Most musicians are fucking idiots, and when you find out what their actual philosophy of life is you think to yourself, I might as well have been listening to Rod Stewart, this guy's a retard. Sometimes I think it's better to keep your trap shut and not give away too much about who you really are - and also because art should speak for itself, shouldn't it?'
- Stefan Jaworzyn
'If you can't handle me when i'm shitting off a motorway bridge, you don't deserve me when i'm nailing my tits to a shed.'
- Marilyn Monroe
'Life is about luck and it's about circumstances and socioeconomic conditions and all the rest of it, but you know, you can also make choices. It's about spirit and generosity and all the other things, too.'
- Mike Leigh
'I'm really just using the mirror to summon something I don't even know until I see it.'
- Cindy Sherman