For some reason, I’ve been to Portland four times in the last year. It’s a rad city, but after living in New York I’m not especially fond of the cold. So why would I go to the Pacific Northwest in the middle of winter? The members-only Whiskey Library.
“There are three types of people:
1. Successful: he who listens to the advice of people and ponders over it.
2. Lazy or Lethargic: he who does what he wants without consultation or advice of people.
3. Corpse: who neither gives nor listens to advice and consolation.”—Umar (R.A)
“When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.”—Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹), “Sputnik Sweetheart” (via obstiner)