and hes right to say that every faction loses something when they gain a virtue: the dauntless, brave but cruel; the erudite, intelligent but vain; the amity, peaceful but passive; the candor, honest but inconsiderate and the abnegation, selfliss but stiflinf

(via the-quote-books)

"Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less."
- Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via hydeordie)