In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.
Ruth Harrison (via bornagainvegan)
Somebody loves you if they don’t mind the quiet. They don’t mind running errands with you or cleaning your apartment while blasting some annoying music. There’s no pressure, no need to fill the silences. You know how with some of your friends there needs to be some sort of activity for you to hang out? You don’t feel uncomfortable just shooting the shit and watching bad reality TV with them. You need something that will keep the both of you busy to ensure there won’t be a void. That’s not love. That’s “hey babe! I like you okay. Do you wanna grab lunch? I think we have enough to talk about to fill two hours!” It’s a damn dream when you find someone you can do nothing with. Whether you’re skydiving together or sitting at home and doing different things, it’s always comfortable. That is fucking love.
Thought Catalog, How To Tell If Someone Loves You (via seabois)
People have their own reasons for dying. It might look simple, but it never is. It’s just like a rock. What’s above ground is only a small part of it. But if you start pulling, it keeps coming and coming. The human mind dwells deep in darkness. Only the person himself knows the real reason, and maybe not even then.
Haruki Murakami (via seabois)
I don’t see at all why I should have respect for lies and frauds because other people are stupid. I respect truth everywhere, and it is precisely for that reason that I cannot respect anything that is opposed to it.
Arthur Schopenhauer (via esotericgadfly)
I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life.
Voltaire (via verachtend)

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A Pyrrhic Dance - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

necroluste:

I don’t encourage people have sex with people who they have no emotional connections with ( I mean, sex without love, sexual intercourse without even a friendship), unless they are really  stable with their existences and needs. I don’t like to see sex just as a ”natural need” sex is the union of two energies and souls, and doing that with someone that you aren’t connected, may be spiritually and mentally wearing, I speak for personal experience.

re-blogging because i absolutely agree with this statement. 

Doesn’t it scare you that you’ve wasted more than half of your life hating yourself? It should.
Michelle K., What Keeps Me Up at Night #102. (via l084)

The Boredom of Pacifism

Under pacifism and democracy, the individual is literally dying of boredom, rather than living and dying heroically.

Ours is an age in which everything is based on the premise that it is best to live as long as possible. The average life span has become the longest in history, and a monotonous plan for humanity unrolls before us.

Once a young man finds his place in society, his struggle is over, and there is nothing left for youth apart from retirement, “and the peaceful, boring life of impotent old age.” The comfort of the welfare state ensures against the need to struggle, and one is simply ordered to “rest.”


Yukio Mishima (via hierarchical-aestheticism)
In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods.
H. P. Lovecraft, Ex Oblivione (via in-the-middle-of-a-daydream)

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