Books, Art, and Philosophy

Daniel. 16. Aspiring artist, art lover, book junky, comics connoisseur, thinker, Yognaut, OCD fighter, conqueror, and survivor.Think of this as a screwball philosophical, artistic blog thing.

“The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.” — Antonio Gramsci

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Megahexby Simon Hanselmann
212-page full color 6” x 8.75” hardcover • $29.99ISBN: 978-1-60699-743-7
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Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmann’s Girl Mountain Tumblr. This is the first collection of Hanselmann’s work, freed from its cumbersome Internet prison, and sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2014, featuring all of the “classic” Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world…We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.Dead Poets Society, Dir. Peter Weir (via wordsnquotes)
There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.Dalai Lama (via purplebuddhaproject)
Behind every beautiful thing there’s some kind of pain.Bob Dylan (via purplebuddhaproject)
All that we are is a result of all that we thought.Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
I hate most people. And I don’t want to, it’s an awful way to be. But the human race gives me no comfort. I find myself turning to books and films for comfort still. It’s repulsive, because one’s life consists of people, not things.Morrissey (via wordsnquotes)
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I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.