But his head no longer sheltered ideas of how things could be and should be on the planet. There was only one way for the Earth to be, he thought: the way it was
― Kurt Vonnegut (Breakfast of Champions)
Our lives are spent trying to pixilate a fractal planet.
A more abiding state of love awaits those disillusioned by one too many hapless joyrides. We need not shave our heads or abandon all earthly pleasures to enter this transcendent state, but we must discard the notion that love is a self-fulfilling venture. Love and ego cannot coexist. Like light and shadow, they cancel each other out.
― John Ptacek
I know I’m not going to live forever, and neither are you, but until my furlough here on earth is revoked, I should like to elbow aside the established pieties and raise my martini glass in salute to the mortal arts of pleasure.
― Bob Shacochis
We are always trying to make time go at a different pace, as if it were an obstinate pony. Perhaps we should do better to let it amble along as it wishes, without taking much notice of it.
― Elspeth Huxley
The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.
― Ken Kesey
"Something good will come of all things yet"

-Jack Kerouac

This quote is all I’m riding on at this point.

I want someone to make me feel something. And not just temporarily, I want someone to make me feel something that lasts. I want someone who will not only encourage me to take on the world, I want someone that is trying to take on the world themselves, and decides to accompany me for the journey. I want someone who makes me think; not just about the world but about myself, pushing me to question my (many) quirks. I want someone who isn’t afraid of someone who thinks differently, and instead embraces it. I want someone who is willing to slowly peel my onion-like heart and not run at the discovery of my demons. I don’t want someone who ignores my mind. Nor do I want someone who tries to control me, manipulate me, mold me into someone I can pretend to be. In the end I’ll always revert back to myself, and I just want someone who not only accepts that, but also falls in love with that. 

Wherever life takes you, leave the place shaking, disrupted and trying to imagine what it was like before you came. Be a force for change. For pondering. And re-pondering. For love and the belief in the good of people. Go forth and be a force of the awesome. Do epic, terrifying, unheard of shit. Whatever makes you happy. And drugs. And other “bad” things. And fall in love. If nothing else, fall in love.
Jordan Lejuwaan
Wherever life takes you, leave the place shaking, disrupted and trying to imagine what it was like before you came. Be a force for change. For pondering. And re-pondering. For love and the belief in the good of people. Go forth and be a force of the awesome. Do epic, terrifying, unheard of shit. Whatever makes you happy. And drugs. And other “bad” things. And fall in love. If nothing else, fall in love.

Jordan Lejuwaan

I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it’s all the small pieces of paper and someone’s turned on the fan.
― John Green