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Taking Measures Toward Morning by Celer off Nacreous Clouds (2007)

“The many get it wrong: you can indeed, using artifice rather than nature, make your journey more easily along the margins, where the edges serve as a limit and a guide, rather than take the wide and unhedged Middle Way; but it is also less noble, less commendable. Greatness of soul consists not so much in striving upwards and forwards as in knowing how to find one’s place and to draw the line. Whatever is adequate it regards as ample; it shows its sublime quality by preferring the moderate to the outstanding. Nothing is so beautiful, so right, as acting as a man should: nor is any learning so arduous as knowing how to live this life naturally and well. And the most uncouth of our afflictions is to despise our being. If anyone desires to set his soul apart so as to free it from contagion, let him have the boldness to do so (if he can) while his body is unwell: otherwise, on the contrary, his soul should assist and applaud the body, not refuse to participate in its natural pleasures but delight in it as if it were its husband, contributing, if it is wise enough, moderation, lest those pleasures become confounded with pain through want of discernment. Lack of temperance is pleasure’s bane: temperance is not its chastisement but its relish.”

Michel de Montaigne, Book III, Chapter 13

And the most uncouth of our afflictions is to despise our being. If anyone desires to set his soul apart so as to free it from contagion..

Shlohmo & Jeremih - No More

“They want to be beside themselves, want to escape from their humanity. That is madness: instead of changing their Form into an angel’s they change it into a beast’s; they crash down instead of winding high.”

Michel de Montaigne, Book III, Chapter 13

Thou art a god in so far as thou recognizest that thou art a man.

also: fuck yeah, just finished this today! unfortunately for you all, I probably have (quite) a few left in the queue..

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When is it not a good time to take an invisibility pill?

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When is it not a good time to take an invisibility pill?

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Protest (dimlite remix) by Chapelier Fou off Protest EP (2014)

“Blessed freedom, which has guided me thus far! May it last to the end.
   I try to have no express need of anyone: ‘all my hope is in myself.’ That is something all can do, but it is easier for those whom God has protected from pressing natural needs. To depend upon another is pitiful and hazardous. Even our own self (which is the most secure and right place to turn to) does not provide adequate security. I own nothing but myself, yet even my possession of that is partly imperfect and defective. I husband myself and put heart into myself (which is more important) while still fortunate, so as to find there the wherewithal to satisfy me when all else should abandon me.”

— Michel de Montaigne, Book III, Chapter 9

Sun (String Quintet Live At Maida Vale) by Koreless

Max Ballie (1st violin), Phil Granell (2nd violin), Oli Langford (viola), Lucy Railton (cello), and Calum Gourlay (double bass)

“Those who are acquainted with me know whether they have ever met anyone who puts fewer burdens upon others. If I am excessive about this by today’s standards, that is no great marvel, since so many elements in my character contribute to it: a little innate pride, the inability to bear refusal, my restricted needs and my lack of flair for any kind of business—and my most cherished characteristics: idleness and frankness.”

— Michel de Montaigne, Book III, Chapter 9