“An actor must interpret life and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life has to offer. In fact he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet. In the short span of his lifetime an actor must learn all there is to know, experience all there is to experience or approach that state as closely as possible. He must be super human in his efforts to store away in the warehouse of his subconscious everything that he might be called upon to use in this expression of his art. Nothing should be more important to the artist than life and the living of it, not even the ego. To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty: to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have. Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.”—James Dean
“Keep quiet. Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you. Do not rely on your work for realization. It may profit others, but not you. Your hope lies in keeping silent in your mind and quiet in your heart. Realized people are very quiet.”—Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lucifelle)
that same bitch delivered your two children, stuck by you through legal trouble, supported you through the ups and downs of your career, and was the one who held your hand on your wedding day and said “till death do us part”. oh okay.
that line by drake will always and forever receive the biggest side eye from me. i don’t know how much respect i have for any male who enthusiastically repeats it either.