Any place you go, if you see 50 people standing in one line and 4 people standing in another, you know which line to get into, dontcha baby? The masses are always wrong. Wisdom is doing everything the crowd does not do. Its a basic wisdom; wherever the crowd goes, run in the other direction. Through centuries they’re always wrong, and they will always continue to be wrong.
— Charles Bukowski, The Charles Bukowski Tapes
To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.
— Pema Chödrön (via tharfagreinir)