I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile, and cunning
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (via alfsaga)
No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
— Alan Watts - How To Melt Anxiety. (via blackened—lungs)