The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

 

blankstaresatthelake:

On this day, June 17th in 1967, John Coltrane died at the of 40 from liver cancer at a hospital on Long Island. His death took many in the musical community by surprise as Coltrane kept his health condition private. Miles Davis said that “Coltrane’s death shocked everyone, took everyone by surprise. I knew he hadn’t looked too good. But I didn’t know he was that sick or even sick at all.” Coltrane’s funeral service was opened by the Albert Ayler Quartet and closed by the Ornette Coleman Quartet.

blankstaresatthelake:

On this day, June 17th in 1967, John Coltrane died at the of 40 from liver cancer at a hospital on Long Island.

His death took many in the musical community by surprise as Coltrane kept his health condition private. Miles Davis said that “Coltrane’s death shocked everyone, took everyone by surprise. I knew he hadn’t looked too good. But I didn’t know he was that sick or even sick at all.”

Coltrane’s funeral service was opened by the Albert Ayler Quartet and closed by the Ornette Coleman Quartet.

(Source: moretransistorssmashed)

hiphopfightsback:

"The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching."
- Dave Chappelle

hiphopfightsback:

"The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching."

- Dave Chappelle

You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.

Eliezer Yudkowsky  (via rampias)

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

(via callingoutbigotry)

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nostalgiaultra:

Dont be that knob who tries to be snooty about people’s universities or schools we’re all just carrots in the big debt soup

1. The boy who takes your virginity is only going to love you long enough for you to stay in his bed.
2. Your first job is never the best job. But you’ll meet some of your best friends there.
3. Sometimes things don’t go the way you expect them to at all.
4. People are usually never who they say they are.
5. If you love someone, you need to tell them. Nobody is good at the guessing game.
6. If your best friends don’t like the boy you’re involving yourself with, chances are he’s bad news.
7. If a boy starts an invitation with, “Are you home alone”/”I’ll be home alone”, say no. You are a human being, not a toy to be played with.
8. If some boy invites you to “the backseat of his truck”, he’s a piece of shit. Tell him to fuck himself.
9. “Sorry” doesn’t always fix what you messed up.
10. Stop wasting time wishing you could take back what you already did.
11. You are at fault sometimes.
12. There’s going to be a boy that you let get away. Yes, you loved him. It’s for the best, though.
13. Toxic people hardly ever start off toxic.
14. It’s always nice to make new friends, but never forget who your real friends are.
15. Never lose the friends that would answer their phone at 3am if you called
16. Never lose sight of who you are because of a boy.

16 Things I Learned While Being 16 (via dizzyhemmings)

samaurigro:

cartoonpolitics:

"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)

Bless the human who made this post

samaurigro:

cartoonpolitics:

"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)

Bless the human who made this post

guiseofgentlewords:

my father told me once to never date anyone who talks smoothly around you from the start because if someone likes you they should be a little nervous and honestly i think that’s some of the best advice anyone has ever given me