My trade and my art is living. My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.

I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.
- (via paperlover)

Early morning hike with the siblings.

The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away.
- Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Don’t you see,” she continued, “that there are men enough to say pleasant things to me, and that what I want is a friend who won’t be afraid to say disagreeable ones when I need them? Sometimes I have fancied you might be that friend—I don’t know why, except that you are neither a prig nor a bounder, and that I shouldn’t have to pretend with you or be on my guard against you … You don’t know how much I need such a friend.
- Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.
- (via paperlover)