gif: the rum diary

…I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles—a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other—that kept me going
—  The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

“Acting is about pushing yourself to the absolute brink of failure, until you think, ‘Boy, if this doesn’t work, it’s going to be real bad. And if it does work, it might be great.’ When I’m about to pop my clock, I want to be able to say, ‘From this particular period to this particular period, I was solid and I was honest and there were no compromises.’ There’s always the chance that I’ll be out on my ear. But it’s a risk worth taking.” - Johnny Depp