One of the reasons I got into fighting was because I’d never really been in a fight. It’s like in Fight Club, the famous line, ‘How much can you really know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?’…It’s the the clearest mirror you’ll ever stand in front of.
Jon Fitch (via mmaquotes)
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Denis Waitley (via feellng)

We use the Germanic when we want to be direct, close, honest: such wrords as “love, “warm’” “come, “go, “hate”, “thank”, “fear’”.
Tbe Romance words are used when we want to keep feeling at
a disance, so that we may articulate with precision: “amity”
“exacerbate, “propinquity”, “evacuate”, “obloquy”, “gratitude”, pre-sentiment”. Romance, with its distancing eftect and polysyllabic
intrcaacies, can also conceal, so that the result is not ambivalence but opacity. Extreme cases are to be found in political and military gobbledygook, when Madison Avenue gets into bed with Death :
Thus death itself is a “zero survivability situation, explosion is “energetic disassembly”; and we do not see human flesh in “maximise harrassment and interdiction” or “terminate with extreme prejudice”.

Romance is rodent, nibbled on the lips. Germanic is resonant, from the belly. It is also simple, and, through its simplicity, ambivalent: once more the paradox

— Alan Garner - The voice that thunders, pg 45 (via hierarchical-aestheticism)

(Source: ecnef)