My name is Matthew and I am creating a world…the likes of which you've never seen. Both personally and professionally, I provide an open space for the creative and unique to learn, teach, grow and broaden their horizons. A place without judgement or fear, where you can explore your desires and curiosities and be welcomed for them. A place you can find like-minded, beautiful creatures. I collect the eclectic. I Own Bar XIII in Wilmington Delaware and founded Asylum 13, both are home to amazing opportunities and entertainment unlike anywhere else in Delaware. Come visit sometime
Quotes that have shaped me...
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it."
~Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.-Yann Martel
A force of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was ever done in the world. - Thomas Carlyle
Without adversity there is no evolution. -Matthew Romans
For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice. - Dunninger
"A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You are Gods”
-Jesus Christ, John 10-34
"Fact and fable are equal in the eyes of God, for mere reality is shaped at Heaven's whim, but the Truth is the expression of an eternal Being, above and beyond even the most powerful Creator."
-an excerpt from the Kabbalah of Azazel
"To shake off the maddening and wearying limitations
of time and space and natural law-
to be linked with the vast outside-
to come close to the nighted and abysmal secrets of the infinite and ultimate-
surely such a thing was worth the risk of one's life, soul, and sanity!"
-H. P. Lovecraft
“Things need not to have happened to be true,
Tales and dreams are the shadow truths that will endure
when mere facts are dust and ashes”
“Few men have imagination enough for the truth of reality.”
"The truth told with evil intent can be more devastating than all the lies one could invent."
"Unless the eye catch fire the God will not be seen, unless the tongue catch fire the God will not be named, unless the heart catch fire the God will not be felt, and finally unless the mind catch fire the God will not be known"
"The difference between Gods and Devils is Gods die gladly, Devils must be slain."
SOLVE ET COAGULA
“Nature strives towards Perfection.”
"Nothing complete or completing; all existence a mighty ocean, ever resurging, reindulging, and divulging little—wherein we are thrown to grasp the straw of Ego as our raft to Eternity."
-Robert Anton Wilson
God's busy. May I help you?
"If the account given in Genesis is really true, ought we not, after all, to thank this serpent? He was the first schoolmaster, the first advocate of learning, the first enemy of ignorance, the first to whisper in human ears the sacred word liberty, the creator of ambition, the author of modesty, of inquiry, of doubt, of investigation, of progress and of civilization."
-Robert G. Ingersoll
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind" (William James)
"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing" (Abraham Lincoln)
"You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one" (James A. Froude)