“Its’ true, Hobbes, ignorance is bliss! Once you know things, you start seeing problems everywhere and once you see problems, you feel like you ought to try to fix them and fixing problems always seems to require personal change and change means doing things that aren’t fun! I say phooey to that!
But if you’re willfully stupid, you don’t know any better, so you can keep doing whatever you like! The secret to happiness is short-term, stupid self-interest!”—Calvin (via calvinnhobbes)
I go on this website to get possible ideas for a tatoo. I’m thinking of getting a literary tattoo on my wrist. At the moment I want to have: “it’s history. it’s poetry.” in typewriter font. The quote is from the Catcher in the Rye.
“There are so many hammocks to catch you if you fall, so many laws to keep you from experience. All these cities I have been in the last few weeks make me fully understand the cozy, stifling state in which most people pass through life. I don’t want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride. All you do is get to breathe and copulate and finally die. I don’t want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun - hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. People will walk by and say, "Look at that drooling idiot. What a basket case." I will turn and say to them "It is you who are the basket case. For every moment you hated your job, cursed your wife and sold yourself to a dream that you didn’t even conceive. For the times your soul screamed yes and you said no. For all of that. For your self-torture, I see the glowing eyes of the sun! The air talks to me! I am at all times!" And maybe, the passers by will drop a coin into my cup."- Henry Rollins”—