The problem is no longer getting people to express themselves, but providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves, but rather, force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying.
— Gilles Deleuze, “Mediators” (via allisonburtch)
Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by the competition that seems to be surrounding me.
— Ten words story: Social media and the outrageous pressure to have a certain number of likes/notes or whatever is driving me completely mad. (via maisjetaime)