"Storytelling is a political act. It’s making sense of the world and ourselves, and like every other kind of sense-making, it’s as political as it is personal and vice-versa. There is no distinction to be made between the political and the personal. Writing of any kind is political. It’s claimsmaking regarding reality and how to interpret it. Because whenever we’re faced with these things, we’re faced with fundamental truths regarding how creation makes and unmakes the world, regarding whose voices are amplified and whose are lost, between who gets to speak and who is literally silenced."
"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth."
"When something gets bad, I know it can’t be as bad as that workout."
Henry Rollins (via rawunmedicatedheartt)
"We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories."
Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via wordsnquotes)
"The difference between mediocrity and brilliance is work ethic."
"Eat a ton of protein. Squat heavy. Push heavy objects. Have sex. Love life."
Jim Wendler, 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength (98)