Torben

Documentary Filmmaker & Producer :: Storyteller :: Thai Speaker :: Hip-hop Experimentalist

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
— Henry David Thoreau (via libranta)

(Source: lazyyogi, via easternism)

The feel of the experience is the important thing, not the ability to verbalize or analyze it.
Stanley Kubrick
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.
— William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (via thesweetestsolitude)

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via femmeviva)

People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like: ‘be realistic.’
— Dylan Moran (via wishingla)

(Source: arpeggia, via easternism)

People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within
— Bob Dylan (via shangrilanomonochrome)

(Source: frou-frou-stration, via sul-k)

The point of true generosity is the sublimation of one’s desire for reciprocity.
John Maeda on confidence without ego. Complement with Henry Miller on altruism.  (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via explore-blog)

Writing is a kind of self-therapy, it’s an alternative to going mad.
— Alain de Botton (via ludimagister)
When we really see each other, we want to help each other. I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we let people pay for music?’
Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.
— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via poetrist)

(via pushthemovement)

I tried to drown my sorrows but they learned how to swim.
— Frida Kahlo (via viage) -> Maybe the challenge is to learn how to swim with them? 

(Source: nymphetgarden, via sul-k)

Simplicity as a Journey

Why do we assume that simple is good? Because with physical products, we have to feel we can dominate them. As you bring order to complexity, you find a way to make the product defer to you. Simplicity isn’t just a visual style. It’s not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves…

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?
— Vincent Van Gogh (via ladybadasskillington)

(via you-refromanothertime)

I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.
— Yohji Yamamoto (via ampersand-et)

(Source: faessbender, via poegogh)

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, history would have been different.
— Oscar Wilde — The Picture of Dorian Gray (via ludimagister)

(via ludimagister)

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