The Curious Eric

Economist and Art Consumer.

Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.

—Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via studentsoup)

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via studentsoup)

Somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.

—Luis Buñuel (via itsquoted)

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

—Oscar Wilde (via quotes-shape-us)

The Man who has not Music in his Soul, Or is not touch’d with Concord of sweet Sounds, Is fit for Treason, Stratagems, and Spoils, The Motions of his Mind are Dull as Night, And his Affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.

—Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.