Being knowledgeable is torturing, even if liberating. Sometimes losses have to be cut. Sometimes there are ideas that should not be put into words. Sometimes you feel that you know so much that your head explodes from trying to separate the various sources of information. Such is life.
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”—Toni Morrison (via aminaabramovic)
“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”—Elizabeth Taylor (via drapetomania)