“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
— Hugh Laurie
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1:25 pm • 7 May 2013 • 30,275 notes
The Sublime Cluelessness of Throwing Lavish Great Gatsby Parties
Yet so many people seem enchanted enough by the decadence described in Fitzgerald’s book to ignore its fairly obvious message of condemnation. Gatsby parties can be found all over town. They are staples of spring on many Ivy League campuses and a frequent theme of galas in Manhattan. Just the other day, vacation rental startup Airbnb sent out invitations to a “Gatsby-inspired soiree” at a multi-million-dollar home on Long Island, seemingly oblivious to the novel’s undertones.
It’s like throwing a Lolita-themed children’s birthday party.
Read more. [Image: Universal]
1:21 pm • 7 May 2013 • 1,428 notes
“The idea of fame or recognition, I don’t want that at all. I love acting because you discover billions of things about yourself, you feel so free, like a bird, but suddenly that bird gets caged. Because you’re always hiding, in that sense.”
Suraj Sharma for Mr Porter, 2013. Photographs by Mark Sanders.
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1:12 pm • 7 May 2013 • 4,222 notes
“If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path.”
— Alec Soth on creating a career in photography, and how he pays the rent today. Read our full interview here. (via americanphoto)
1:08 pm • 7 May 2013 • 3,878 notes
Sometimes I just randomly remember that people don’t matter.
I mean they do, but it’s this entirely long train of thought where the conclusion is essentially that the evil things people do don’t effect me the same way, after that thought.
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12:15 pm • 2 May 2013 • 13,756 notes
“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown, eat interesting food, dig some interesting people, have an adventure, be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about, I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking twelve miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people — Americans and Europeans — come back and go, “Ohhhh.” And the lightbulb goes on.”
— Henry Rollins (via thatkindofwoman)
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12:08 pm • 2 May 2013 • 8,780 notes
hello L.A. (at Griffith Observatory)
2:05 pm • 1 May 2013 • 7 notes
asparagus with poached eggs and smoked ham: recipe here
9:10 pm • 30 April 2013 • 5,259 notes