We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards. We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities. The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have a soul is rather crass. It shows a lack of consciousness. They talk, they have families, they feel things, they act individually or together to solve problems, they often care of their young as a tribal unit. They play, they travel, and medicate themselves when they get sick. They cry when others in the herd die, they know about us humans. Of course they have a soul, a very pristine one. We humans are only now attempting with the recent rise in consciousness to achieve the soul that animals have naturally.

Stuart Wilde    (via seulray)

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People did strange things when they did speed. There was one guy who showed up at Max’s Kansas City with his arm in a sling, everybody was like, “What happened to you?” He said, “Oh, I took a shot of speed and I couldn’t stop brushing my hair for three days.”

Susan Pile, former assistant to Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga at the factory
darling-nicks:

""Mick gave L'Wren a vintage diamond ring to prove his devotion to her and despite it not being an engagement ring, it is said that he gave it to her with the promise that they would spend the rest of their lives together".

darling-nicks:

""Mick gave L'Wren a vintage diamond ring to prove his devotion to her and despite it not being an engagement ring, it is said that he gave it to her with the promise that they would spend the rest of their lives together".

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"…what you see when you watch someone surfing is they take control momentarily, to situate themselves on a wave, and then they surrender. They’re carried along by it, and then they take control again, and then they surrender. I think that’s a very good analogy of what we do throughout our lives, actually. We’re constantly moving between the control phase and the surrender phase." - Brian Eno

From transcripts of Red Bull Music Academy lecture series > Brian Eno: The record producer, sound conceptualist, futurist and artist extraordinaire on the Academy couch

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/lectures/brian-eno?template=RBMA_Lecture%2Ftranscript

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