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Peter Stuart Lakanen

“If your belief system is not founded in an objective reality, you should not be making decisions that affect other people.”

—Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can’t have it.”

—Tony Robbins

“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.”

—Carl Jung

“No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this film.”

—(Amongst the end credits of the film Guardians of the Galaxy)

“If you help others, you will be helped. Perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in a hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematical.”

—Gurdjieff

Half caf, half sugar cortadito.

Made by Elizabeth at the RE3EYE, The Redeye Coffee Shop in Tallahassee, Florida.

“There’s also been a meteoric rise of enjoying things in ironic ways. We are at least ten years into a counter-cultural movement that is post-music, post-quality, post-seriousness. We’ve become so spoiled with the cleanliness of what digital technology affords us, that it’s become boring. Consequently, we’re looking for imperfection, finding things to engage with simply because they are awful. We used to think, perhaps naively, that you needed to be fairly skilled to make it in music. But now, unskilled is the new skilled. Virtuosity implies mastery, and to master something means that there is no journey left. There’s no story developing there. It has already developed. There’s nothing to rally behind; rather, we can just stand there and cheer. That doesn’t lend itself to how we engage with content today. So, we don’t talk about things because they are good. We talk about things because they are terrible. In terrible things, we see struggle, and in struggle, we see ourselves. Amateurs, playing around, hoping someone notices. Rarely do we share professionally-produced videos and comment on how expertly-directed they are. The ones that invite comment are the ones that look like shit.”

—Paul Cantor (source)

“Historically, the most terrible things; war, genocide, and slavery, have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”

—Howard Zinn

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

—E. L. Doctorow

(Source: kadrey)

“Life is so urgent it necessitates living slow.”

—Ann Voskamp

“But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”

—Robert Frost

Half caf, half sugar cortadito.

Made by Lauren at the RE3EYE, The Redeye Coffee Shop in Tallahassee, Florida.

“We see ourselves — and I think I may have said this to you before — as the Thomas Harris mashup DJs, where we’re spinning tracks of Silence of the Lambs and using lyrics from Hannibal Rising. So we’re taking everything almost as though you mixed it in a big, delicious cookie bowl, and now we’re plucking out the chocolate chips.”

—Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” series creator and executive producer (source)

“If you write for God you will reach many men and bring them joy. If you write for men—you may make some money and you may give someone a little joy and you may make a noise in the world, for a little while. If you write for yourself, you can read what you yourself have written and after ten minutes you will be so disgusted that you will wish that you were dead.”

—Thomas Merton

All decaf, half sugar cortadito.

Made by The General at the RE3EYE, The Redeye Coffee Shop in Tallahassee, Florida.