1. What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
     
  2. Many flowers contain chemicals called Prolyl Endopeptidase inhibitors. The function of these chemicals could be to attract pollinating organisms like bees. They are in the odor so they get absorbed into your body when sniffed. Prolyl Endopeptidase inhibitors increase Oxytocin, α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone,and Gonadotropin-releasing hormone.

    Oxytocin will induce “love” and memory. α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone is an activator of mental sexual arousal. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone is an activator of testosterone production and thus physical sexual arousal.

     
  3. Are you a GYPSY?

     
  4. Mind fractures.

     
  5. Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.
    — Haruki Murakami
     
  6. Good things always seem to happen for me when sweater weather comes back around, but I always mourn the loss of summer. If I could bottle up that late August light, I would, but for now these songs will do.
     
  7. It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
    — Hugh Laurie via Life By Leese
     
  8. 'Artistic discipline and athletic discipline are kissing cousins, they require the same thing, an unspecial practice: tedious and pitch-black invisible, private as guts, but always sacred.'
    — Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies via In the Running
     
  9. The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the more you photograph moments, in a way, the more you start to step out of those moments, and if you do that too much, you become a spectator to your own life.