"Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them."
- Peter Ustinov (via savikalpa)
Dorothy Parker: Exactly what do you mean by "guts"?
Ernest Hemingway: I mean, grace under pressure.
"When I was a little girl, growing up in france, my mother worked sewing tapestries. Some of the tapestries were exported to America. The only problem was that many of the images on the tapestries were of naked people. My mother’s job was to cut out—the genitals of men and women and replace these parts with flowers so they could be sold to americans. My mother saved all the pictures of the genitials over the years, and one day she sewed them together as a quilt and then she gave the quilt to me. That’s the difference between French and American aesthetics."
Louise Bourgeois, “Sunday Afternoons”
"By itself nothing has existence. Everything needs its own absence. To be is to be distinguishable, to be here and not there, to be now and not then, to be thus and not otherwise. Like water is shaped by the container, so is everything determined by conditions (gunas)."
- Nisargadatta Maharaj (via ashramof1)