"How could you have lived for so long, and still not get it? This self-obsession is a waste of living! It could be spent on surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship. And dancing!" - Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
"In modern society most of us don’t want to be in touch with ourselves; we want to be in touch with other things like religion, sports, politics, a book - we want to forget ourselves. Anytime we have leisure, we want to invite something else to enter us, opening ourselves to the television and telling the television to come and colonize us." - Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
This video is one of the holy scriptures of my personal religion. I especially love it how he uses the word “story” both as a negative and as a positive word. Also, i know of a fifth kind of immortality story, and it is this: If you -.as mentioned in the talk - view your life as a book, then what if it becomes a painting all of a sudden?