10 7 / 2014

explore-blog:

The great artist Francis Bacon on the role of suffering and self-knowledge in creative expression – a lost interview from the 1970s.

explore-blog:

The great artist Francis Bacon on the role of suffering and self-knowledge in creative expression – a lost interview from the 1970s.

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve climbed over 100 mountains. For some reason, I just like to get on top of things.""Why do you think that is?""I think it’s because climbing forces me to rely on myself. In the city, anything I need is a phone call away. When I’m climbing, I’ve got to figure it out on my own."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve climbed over 100 mountains. For some reason, I just like to get on top of things."
"Why do you think that is?"
"I think it’s because climbing forces me to rely on myself. In the city, anything I need is a phone call away. When I’m climbing, I’ve got to figure it out on my own."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"I’m learning to be more careful with my words. Words that seem meaningless at the time can end up having a lot of power. Seeds that you didn’t even intend to plant can fall off you and start growing in people."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m learning to be more careful with my words. Words that seem meaningless at the time can end up having a lot of power. Seeds that you didn’t even intend to plant can fall off you and start growing in people."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""I’d tell them the same thing I’d tell one person. That if you understand failure, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. Failure isn’t diving on your face, or hitting rock bottom. That’s just being human. You only fail when you decide to not try again. So it’s entirely in your control. Once you understand failure, it’s impossible to fail."

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"I’d tell them the same thing I’d tell one person. That if you understand failure, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. Failure isn’t diving on your face, or hitting rock bottom. That’s just being human. You only fail when you decide to not try again. So it’s entirely in your control. Once you understand failure, it’s impossible to fail."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"Where I grew up, everyone wanted to be the hardest thug. I just want to be an Average Joe. My goal is to get to a place where I can wake up knowing that I’ll be fine if I don’t make any money today."

humansofnewyork:

"Where I grew up, everyone wanted to be the hardest thug. I just want to be an Average Joe. My goal is to get to a place where I can wake up knowing that I’ll be fine if I don’t make any money today."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"When I started, these rocks were bathed in light. Now they’re just shadowy masses. So I have to decide how I want to remember them."

humansofnewyork:

"When I started, these rocks were bathed in light. Now they’re just shadowy masses. So I have to decide how I want to remember them."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?""When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along.""Sounds like you worked things out with the father?""No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
"When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along."
"Sounds like you worked things out with the father?"
"No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your greatest fear?""Dying before I’ve gotten out of The Matrix."

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your greatest fear?"
"Dying before I’ve gotten out of The Matrix."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"I’m proud of how much he’s growing, and I’m just doing my best to explain it all. Recently we’ve been learning that people don’t always do what they say they’re going to do."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m proud of how much he’s growing, and I’m just doing my best to explain it all. Recently we’ve been learning that people don’t always do what they say they’re going to do."

10 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"I want to do be a zoo designer.""What’s the most important part of being a zoo designer?""Making the habitats feel like home.""What would be your favorite habitat to design?""The wolf habitat.""And what would that look like?""It would be big and have a mountain and a lot of evergreens and a little grass but not a lot of grass because most wolves live in Alaska and there’s probably not a lot of grass there."

humansofnewyork:

"I want to do be a zoo designer."
"What’s the most important part of being a zoo designer?"
"Making the habitats feel like home."
"What would be your favorite habitat to design?"
"The wolf habitat."
"And what would that look like?"
"It would be big and have a mountain and a lot of evergreens and a little grass but not a lot of grass because most wolves live in Alaska and there’s probably not a lot of grass there."