"“Kerouac adopted the term “beat” to explain certain attitudes, gestures, and lifestyles belonging to those who embodied “a weariness with all the forms, all the conventions of the world.” These folks would come to be known as “hipsters,” or simply “beat,” those “who really know where we are.”"

Excerpt from “The Philosophy of the Beats” by Sharin N. Elkholy. (via skylerejordan)

"I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."

Elizabeth Gilbert (via ramengirl48)

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