“When a rainbow appears we see many beautiful colors—yet a rainbow is not something we can clothe ourselves with, or wear as an ornament; it simply appears through the conjunction of various conditions. Thoughts arise in the mind in just the same way. They have no tangible reality or intrinsic existence at all. There is therefore no logical reason why thoughts should have so much power over us, not any reason why we should be enslaved by them.”—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
“I fully expect to walk out of that test feeling like I got shot 9 times like 50 Cent. But hey…50 Cent lived through that, so I can live through this.”—Yours Truly, on the upcoming neuro NBME shelf exam (via totallyquotingthis)
I walked out of the exam feeling like I only got shot 4 times. So I guess it went ok.
“I fully expect to walk out of that test feeling like I got shot 9 times like 50 Cent. But hey…50 Cent lived through that, so I can live through this.”—Yours Truly, on the upcoming neuro NBME shelf exam
“The funniest people I know seem to be the ones surrounded by darkness. And that’s probably why they’re the funniest. The deeper the pit, the more humor you need to dig yourself out of it.”—comedian Jim Norton, on the death of Robin Williams (http://time.com/3103256/robin-williams-dead-jim-norton/)
what the heck???? it’s so unfair that i, as a white person,can’t say a word used derogatorily against an entire group of people for centuries, just because i want to sound hip! i mean, i didn’t own slaves! it’s not fair to ostracize me like that. i feel oppressed! let me use this racial slur PLEASE! i NEED to be able to use derogatory hate speech in my everyday discourse!!!
“[Ghost Stories is a] subdued work that finds Chris Martin and his band crisply moping through mid-tempo soundscapes and fuzzy electronic touches that have the visceral impact of a down comforter tumbling down a flight of stairs.”—Larry Fitzmaurice, Pitchfork Media, review of Ghost Stories by Coldplay