please tell me i’m not the only one that went “butt-butt-butt-astronaut” at first
no you’re not because i went “shit-shit-shit-poodle”
"I should say that civilizations begin with religion and stoicism: they end with scepticism and unbelief, and the undisciplined pursuit of individual pleasure. A civilization is born stoic and dies epicurean."- Will Durant (1885 - 1981), writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for his 11-volume work The Story of Civilization (via historical-nonfiction)
"Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright."- Andre 3000
Daddy + Kitty
"A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up."-
Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via fuckyeahbeatniks)
Terrifying. Our blind spots to history are enormous.