The things that surround you today are the bones of yesterday's desires.
Candlelight has a physical presence, as if it were alive. Not domesticated like its electric counterpart.
His darkest secret, that he dared not share for fear of ruining everything, was that he was actually quite happy.
He specialized in the geometry of social dynamics; he could tell you when a bank robbery was about to happen, just by the configuration of the people in the room.
Certain themes appear frequently in art, where the desire to express them and the ability to express them occur in the same kind of person. This is why there are so many stories about people overcoming the forces that threaten to squash their creativity, for instance. I, however, am interested in art that expresses ideas rarely found in the sort of person capable of expressing them.
It used to be that everything I owned had a story; when I made it or who gave it to me, why I was drawn to this particular item, etc. Nowadays the story for most of my things is, "Well, I needed one, and this is what they had at the store, so here it is."
The nature of a place is imprinted in its every detail. The better you know it, the less of it you need to see to recognize the whole.
He hadn't cleaned the bathroom for ages; one needed to enter with a whip and pistol just to keep the flora and fauna at bay.
It's our new prototype - the LCD urinal has been so popular we've added liquid motion detection for interactive advertisements. . . Go ahead, give it a try!
What you experience is determined by what your brain notices, and it's built to notice contrast and change, edges and curves; straight lines are anesthetic for the soul.
Some people believe that if you die in a dream, you'll wake up dead. I believe that if your dreams are too sweet, you'll wake up with a toothache.
The natural enemy of exploration is discovery, for once all that there is has been found, the adventurer must hang up his hat.