"I remember hearing ‘My Song 5’ for the first time. Danielle started the beat and I was like, ‘What the f*** did you smoke last night?’"—Alana Haim for Nylon Magazine

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We are not born cowardly or lazy; we choose to be these things. We are responsible for what we are. We are alone, without excuses. This is what I mean when I say that man is condemned to be free. If many people dislike this philosophy [existentialism] it is because they prefer to make excuses for themselves, to tell themselves that circumstances were against them. "I have not had a great love, or a great friendship, but it’s because I did not meet the right man or woman," they say. "If I have not written very good books, it’s because I haven’t the leisure time to do it," they say. The way I see it, all these people are simply lying to themselves about their freedom.

Jean-Paul Sartre from a talk he gave titled "Is Existentialism a Humanism?" (via violentwavesofemotion)

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