What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.’
to overcome imposter syndrome, have confidence in your depth of curiosity rather than your expertise.
All anyone wants deep down, is love.
A word that is at it’s core indescribable.
I am saddened by those who are obviously unhappy, anguished, but otherwise successful. Those who no longer know what they were pursuing in the first place.
The “sign” in design (Latin signum) is related to secare, to cut—as in saw, sector, segment. To design is to cut a trace. Most of us know the word “sign” only in its debased meaning—lines in a surface. But we make a design also when we cut a furrow into the soil to open it to seed and growth. The design is the whole of the traits of that drawing which structures and prevails throughout the open, unlocked freedom of language.
No matter how good you are are rationalizing, there will be parts of life that are, while temporary, are agonizing. Even when you can see in the clearest sense when it will end, i find it so hard to grapple in the moment without falling into an apathetic exasperation