The Unexpected Life

“When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” –Andy Warhol

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique.

If you block it, it will never exist through any medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; it is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your worth. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time; there is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

Martha Graham in a letter to Agnes DeMille

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

—I love that Marilyn Monroe quote

(Source: themuhcoy)

Same night sky with a few cool effects added to it.  (Taken with instagram)

Same night sky with a few cool effects added to it. (Taken with instagram)

A beautiful night sky in Durham this past Friday  (Taken with instagram)

A beautiful night sky in Durham this past Friday (Taken with instagram)

Wicked with Freeman and Matt (Taken with instagram)

Wicked with Freeman and Matt (Taken with instagram)

jamesnord:

You would do well to build up your personal mythology with a few secrets. The mysterious things about a person are often the best things about a person. 

jamesnord:

You would do well to build up your personal mythology with a few secrets. The mysterious things about a person are often the best things about a person.