"Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself."

— Albert Camus (Notebooks 1951-1959)

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thefrogman:

By Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

thefrogman:

By Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

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"I adore the struggle you carry in yourself. I adore your terrifying sincerity."

Anaïs Nin in a letter to Henry Miller (via shehadwingson)

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"If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy. But since I am not, I do not care."

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (via wordsnquotes)

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sarcasmkilled said: Hey chris, I really love your readings but I would like to know your thoughts on the catcher in the rye (im sorry, but I just can't stand this book. Or anything written by salinger, for that matter)

Okay, well I must say The Catcher In The Rye is one of my favourite books, one that I will always hold dear and always re-read. I’ve only read Franny and Zooey and that bananafish short story. Salinger captures the adolescent mind so wonderfully, at least characters going through some shit.
Holden says in the start of the book that he’s at a sanatorium. This kid been through some shit. This book is brimming with technique, dealing with heavy issues like belonging, identity and loss.
The red hunting cap, his sister Phoebe, his poor brother Allie, the museum, the ‘fuck you’ graffiti, the poem the book is named after, Sunny the prostitute, Ackley, phonies.
That shits iconic.

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Reinterpretation of Tolkien’s Fantastic Hobbit Home:

Chris Guise’s Bonsai Artwork

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I’m so sleepy but I don’t care, woke up to hitting exactly 1k followers, I know they’ll recede back but I’m just happy I hit it. Thanks to everyone, looks like I’ve gotta get working on this giveaway considering I’ve reached my goal.

I’m so sleepy but I don’t care, woke up to hitting exactly 1k followers, I know they’ll recede back but I’m just happy I hit it. Thanks to everyone, looks like I’ve gotta get working on this giveaway considering I’ve reached my goal.


"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh

"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."

Vincent van Gogh

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