"…I have no guilt. I seek pleasure. I seek the nerves under your skin. The narrow archway; the layers; the scroll of ancient letters. We worship the flaw, the belly, the belly, the mole on the belly of an exquisite whore. He spared the child and spoiled the rod. I have not sold myself to God."
— Patti Smith, Babelogue
"Here’s the truth of it: the game makes sense. Down there on the field we know just what’s at stake, it’s some cleaner, truer expression of ourselves. It’s something to make the hair on our arms stand up, something to hold dear and pass along and worry over. But here’s the rest of that truth: it promises more torment and frustration than most of us would willingly invite into our lives. It requires loss, and pain, and heartbreak. It is not easy, not if you’re doing it right."
— Andrew Forbes, Home.
"Look. Here’s what this silly joke article means. Marriage for marriage’s sake isn’t how people become happy. Married you will be no happier than single you. Changing your own unhealthy impulses, for the sake of marriage as an end in itself, is not a healthy impulse. There are no “types” of people that “men” or “women” want to marry, and there’s no listicle that’s going to heal your loneliness. There are people and then there are other people and sometimes people fall in love with each other despite their faults and they get married or they don’t and it works out or it doesn’t. So work on yourself, fine—work on your bee beard, work on your clinginess—but do it because it’s good for you. Making marriage your goal (instead of, say, happiness! Or compatibility!) is like saving up all your money to buy a really expensive lottery ticket. Quit it."
— 10 Types of Men That Women Definitely Do NOT Want to Marry! (via gruntledandhinged)
"That’s baseball, man. We’re missing some guys, but we can’t make excuses. We’re facing good pitching, but we can do a better job at the plate. It’s a long season, though. What do we have, about 150 games left?"
— Rickie Weeks (via mightyflynn)