My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin, American author 1929-
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam…
~ J. G. Ballard, British author 1930-
I deal with stress in two ways because there two kinds of stress. There’s stress you can take care of and there’s stress that you can’t. The first one, I take care of it fast as possible, but putting it off always makes it worse. Things that I can’t fix? I think about the fact that I can’t fix them. I think about why I can’t fix and I come to terms with the fact this is a problem that I’m not going to overcome and that the world is not a wish granting factory.
~ Hank Green, Vlogbrothers, Raw Onion, Twerking, and Speech Jam, 08-30-13