hopeful pessimism

The crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.

—Soren Kierkegaard (via katuytiepo)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

"There once was a tiger striped cat. This cat died a million deaths, revived and lived a million lives, and he was owned by various people who he didn’t really care for. The cat wasn’t afraid to die. Then one day the cat became a stray cat, which meant he was free. He met a white female cat, and the two of them spent their days together happily. Well, years passed, and the white cat grew weak and died of old age. The tiger striped cat cried a million times, and then he died too. Except this time, he didn’t come back to life." - Spike(Japanese fable paraphrased by Keiko Nobumoto)

"There once was a tiger striped cat. This cat died a million deaths, revived and lived a million lives, and he was owned by various people who he didn’t really care for. The cat wasn’t afraid to die. Then one day the cat became a stray cat, which meant he was free. He met a white female cat, and the two of them spent their days together happily. Well, years passed, and the white cat grew weak and died of old age. The tiger striped cat cried a million times, and then he died too. Except this time, he didn’t come back to life." - Spike

(Japanese fable paraphrased by Keiko Nobumoto)

I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.

—Woody Allen (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

"There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

"There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

thephilosophyofbatman:

Beware the Court of Owls,That watches all the time.Ruling Gotham from a shadowed perch,Behind granite and lime.They watch you at your hearth,They watch you in your bed,Speak not a whispered word of them,Or they’ll send the Talon for your head!

thephilosophyofbatman:

Beware the Court of Owls,
That watches all the time.
Ruling Gotham from a shadowed perch,
Behind granite and lime.
They watch you at your hearth,
They watch you in your bed,
Speak not a whispered word of them,
Or they’ll send the Talon for your head!

(Source: thebatass)

"There is only one god, and his name is Death.  And there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’."

"There is only one god, and his name is Death.  And there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’."

(Source: beyondtoast)

Gestalt Prayer

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.

We impose meaning on the chaos of our lives. We create form, morality, order. It’s a choice we have to make every second of every minute of every day.  
Batman

We impose meaning on the chaos of our lives. We create form, morality,
order. It’s a choice we have to make every second of every minute of
every day. 

Batman