This is the book that I write


“His mouth started to speak, but his brain decided it hadn’t got anything to say yet and shut it again. His brain then started to contend with the problem of what his eyes told it they were looking at, but in doing so relinquished control of the mouth which promptly fell open again. Once more gathering up the jaw, his brain lost control of his left hand which then wandered around in an aimless fashion. For a second or so the brain tried to catch the left hand without letting go of the mouth and simultaneously tried to think about what was buried in the ice, which is probably why the legs went and Arthur dropped restfully to the ground.”

“Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.”

—   John Green (via the-century)

(Source: inboxfivewithenjolras, via ahikersdream)

“At first you maybe start to like some person on the basis of, you know, features of the person. The way they look, or the way they act, or if they’re smart, or some combination or something. So in the beginning it’s, I guess what you call features of the person that make you feel certain ways about the person. … But then if you get to where you, you know, love a person, everything sort of reverses. It’s not that you love the person because of certain things about the person anymore; it’s that you love the things about the person because you love the person. It kind of radiates out, instead of in.”

—   David Foster Wallace, The Broom of The System. (via unlikethestory)

(via distantly)

“Western culture has things a little backwards right now. We think that if we had every comfort available to us, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now we’re so comfortable we’re miserable. There’s no struggle in our lives. No sense of adventure. We get in a car, we get in an elevator, it all comes easy. What I’ve found is that I’m never more alive than when I’m pushing and I’m in pain, and I’m struggling for high achievement, and in that struggle I think there’s a magic.”

—   Dean Karnazes (via jasonaech)

(via nowhere-except-up)

Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright did that thing where they biked hundreds of miles and free climbed all the California fourteener peaks. I did my own little version of that, biking 30 miles from sea level to 2000 ft and climbing two pitches on toprope, the last one in the dark.


singlepatriotsinyourarea said: oooooo chronological order seems interesting, thanks for the link

You’re welcome, holmes. I suspect that the Steeply/Marathe conversation is going to seem waaaaaay too long taken all at once. 


photo by Jim Raley | MY TUMBLR BLOG |When its Monday and you look up at what you have to do :O


photo by Jim Raley | MY TUMBLR BLOG |

When its Monday and you look up at what you have to do :O

(via semi-rad)

It’s on. Anyone wanna book club it with me? This’ll be read #3 for me and I’m gonna try reading it in chronological order. And my new girlfriend is doing it too. 
Headed up the slab pitch of White Punks on Dope at The Needles. 130 feet with 1 cam and 4 quickdraws. 

“and the room is dark
as everything has always been.”

—   Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers At Last (via introspectivepoet)
Using more than one drop. Because I like to live dangerously.

“The problem with introspection is that it has no end.”


Philip K. Dick (via not-true-only-necessary)

This is why the Zen master says chasing “self-knowledge” is a useless effort - where is this “self”? You will just spiral deeper and deeper into a hole for no purpose.

(via circularfire)

(via circularfire)

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”

—   Heath L Buckmaster  (via cardioconfidence)

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Life is too short to follow shitty tumblrs.