"I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run."
— Henry David Thoreau (via whakahekeheke)
(Source: placelessly, via whakahekeheke)
"Libertarians do not deny the importance of community any more than they deny the importance of moral virtue. What they deny is the necessity or appropriateness of centralized state coercion in bringing about either."
- Matt Zwolinski, "Libertarianism Beyond Nozick", 3:AM Magazine (via lishtotah)
I always love hearing from Matt, but this is particularly potent.
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
— Hemingway (via whakahekeheke)
"I’m going to marry my novels and have little short stories for children."
— Kerouac (via whakahekeheke)
(Source: fleurishes, via whakahekeheke)