"I grew up exuberant in body but with a heavy, craving mind. It wanted something more, something tangible. It sought for reality intensely, always, as if it were not there.
But you see at once what I do...I climb."
"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson (via larmoyante) 7145 notes / 3 months ago /reblog
"Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life." - Stephen King (via feellng)