"There is no such thing as a minor detail. Information is victory. One cannot and should not dismiss any data until one is in a position to evaluate its significance, and that only comes with hindsight. So all detail is important until circumstances render it redundant."
— Primarch Roboute Guillimin, Warhammer 40,000
From Childish Gambino’s Sweatpants
"I’m too fly, Jeff Goldblum"
Jeff Goldblum is an actor who played in the 1986 version of The Fly.
In the movie, Goldblum becomes a human-sized fly off of a botched experiment.
It should also be noted that in the real world Goldblum is fly as fuck.
“Dress smart like a London bloke
Before he speak, his suit bespoke.”
— Kanye West, “American Boy”
There’s two reasons I always wear things most people won’t. The first was that I believed people would make judgments about you based on your appearance since that’s the first thing they see, even before they hear your voice since light travels faster than sound.
The second was that I realized I could align what I wore with who I am and project honesty through my own appearance. I’m someone who likes extremes, both in aesthetics and life. I don’t particularly care what most others are doing since I have an independent streak a mile wide and another contrarian streak that would make me do something different from them anyway. Some of those messages aren’t seen by anyone other than me, like how I insist on harmony in my life to the point I color complement my underwear with my outerwear. But that’s not important. The point is that I see them. And by seeing them, I’m reminded of what I believe in. And that matters no matter who you are.
I started a blog about the books I read.
"The role of listeners has never been fully appreciated. However, it is well known that most people don’t listen. They use the time when someone else is speaking to think of what they’re going to say next. True Listeners have always been revered among oral cultures, and prized for their rarity value; bards and poets are ten a cow, but a good Listener is hard to find, or at least hard to find twice."
— Terry Pratchett
"If I asked my customers what they want, they simply would have said a faster horse."
Henry Ford (via lehaozhang)
Figuring out what they need and then telling them they want it is Henry Ford. Figuring out what they want and telling them they need it is Steve Jobs.
"It crossed his mind that the males and females always got along best when neither actually listened fully to what the other one was saying."
— Terry Pratchett
"The largest portion of our life passes while we are doing ill, a goodly share while we are doing nothing, and the whole while we are doing that which is not to the purpose. What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be behind us are in death’s hands."
"We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life."
— Unknown (via 0b-scurity)
(Source: joshuaglenn, via benjamintseng)