Someone said ‘Go on Youtube, John Mayer is doing “The Breeze.”’ and he was doing it live at gigs, around the time that John passed, and I thought ‘Man, his taste is right.’ So then I called him and said ‘I’d like you to try “Magnolia.”’ And he cut all those tracks in about an hour. First or second take. And I was gobsmacked. Really, I mean, a new respect for John, ‘cause he’s extremely gifted.
― Eric Clapton on JM  (via caprifolium)
You’d be surprised what small, everyday things can lift us out of despair. But nobody can do it for you. You’re the one who has to watch for the open door.
― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (via psych-facts)
Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.
― Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine (via theflowershop)