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

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)
The glory of a good tale is that it is limitless and fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way.
- Stephen King (via maxkirin)
Suddenly, it’s not a book anymore. It’s your soul being reflected back to you on the turning pages.
- that one quote in that one book (via embracethefeels)

thinkmexican:

Mexico’s Political Cartoonists Question Citizens’ Priorities During the World Cup, Legislator Intentions

Mexico’s best political cartoonists have been working extra hard recently to get people to pay attention to an energy reform bill currently being debated in the Senate. The bill would open Pemex (Mexico’s state-owned oil company) up to private investment, risking, many say, one of the government’s largest sources of income.

With so much at play, it’s not a coincidence that PRI and PAN legislators didn’t take any chances and scheduled debate of this bill to coincide with Mexico’s World Cup games. A cynical move if there ever was one. Analysts say the Peña Nieto administration and members of the PAN have agreed to a mutually beneficial pact that would allow high-ranking members of their parties to profit financially from this bill.

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