- Farah Gabdon (via hdlms)
- Carl Sagan (via setbabiesonfire)
we tend to like those artists
who starved or went mad or killed themselves
and were discovered afterwards.
it happens often
because great talent is usually fifty to
one hundred years ahead of its
most of those acclaimed in their
are mediocre performers.
of course, this is common knowledge,
so common that many of those who are not
recognized in their time
believe that this is a sign of their own true
and countless wives, children, relatives,
friends and bystanders
because of this illusion.
to laugh truly is to continue anyhow."
- tough cob by Charles Bukowski
From the collection “The Continual Condition” (via iamapatientboy)