Image: Robert Percival Sterling Twizell, Fairacres Mansion for Ceperley, 1911, watercolour on paper, 19.8 x...
The kind of thinking that makes a distinction between thought and feeling is just one of those forms of demagogy that causes lots of trouble for...”
Dan Harmon on humanity (reposted from http://flavorwire.com/370094/the-best-of-dan-harmon-with-a-microphone-at-communicon):
“There are two kinds of people in this world. There are the people that will have you think that there are two kinds of people in this world, and there are the ‘good’ people. There is no good, there is no evil, there is just a war going on between the people that want you to think there’s a war going on and the people that know there doesn’t have to be one.”
“There are two facts about humanity and they’re both undeniable. You are reminded of them every second of every breath you take. One is that we are separate. You’ll never be able to escape that. The other is that we’re absolutely together. Those two things are swirling and swirling and swirling around, and you have a choice with every breath you take and every sentence you make to celebrate one side or the other. You can celebrate the separation or you can celebrate the union, and you can forgive yourself for celebrating the separation, because that is what you are. You wake up in bed as not part of some blob of humanity. You wake up as John Smith or Kyle Davidson. You wake up as an individual, but all of those moments where that gets painful fall back on the fact that you are part of everyone around you.”
“I think the most important thing you can know is that you want to be a part of all the other individuals. You don’t want to be alone. There’s a personality disorder for every single thing you can name under the sun. There are people who put entire jars of peanut butter up their butt. There are people who are sexually attracted to cats. But there is no one who wants to be alone.”