…you cannot suppress the worst tendencies of a show without suppressing its best, because they come from the same place. Put another way: you have to be willing to suck if you ever want to be great. “Awesome” and “awful” are actually closer to each other on the continuum of quality than either is to “meh.”
I’m going to be an uncle again! Well, not really. Not like I stopped being an uncle at some point. Once an uncle always an uncle, as they say. No they don’t say that, who’s ever said that? What I mean is, my sister is pregnant with her second baby!
(I think it’s funny to reblog this post from my brother and say ‘ditto’ after it. Because it’s also true for me. We have the same sister. Both of us are uncles of the same kid. Almost two kids. But not two of the same kids. Different kids. One isn’t born yet though.)
“When I’m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy; but - the eternal dilemma - how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I’d do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That’s what’s at the heart of my music.”—Nino Rota (via blogthoven)
“We recognize our own mortality, and are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others.”—President Barack Obama (via jaredgeller)