There is a fine line between insanity and profound enlightenment. I’ve always been interested in that. When you believe something to be true, that belief totally shapes your world. There is also the opposite, the moment when you lose your belief—whether it is a belief in Santa Claus or Jesus or God—and those can be pretty gnarly experiences. You have to take someone’s word for something at some point, right? It’s not possible to know everything in an immediate concrete way, so how do we ever really know what is real and true? What is the key? Once you figure out what your own version of the truth is—or what you want it to be—you have this way to frame the world around you. It provides a kind of anchor for your life.
— Conor Oberst (via stereogum)