Three State Solution

“Major: If you’ve got a problem with the world, change yourself. If that’s a problem, close your eyes, shut your mouth, and live like a hermit. And if that’s a problem… [cocks gun and presses it against his head].

—Ghost in a Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Avoid politics and the multitude of irrelevant struggles designed to channel your energies into someone else’s agenda. Adapt, keep your head down, and/or die. Those are the realistic options for most people.


“Each of us has our own rhythm of suffering.”

—Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary.

—h/t Quotenik, a blog of verified quotes from creative people. Also compiled into two books.