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21

Sep

Christianity was accused, at one and the same time, of being too optimistic about the universe and of being too pessimistic about the world. The coincidence made me suddenly stand still.

20

Sep

It takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
Albert Camus, A Happy Death (via hellanne)

19

Sep

A prince is nothing in the presence of a principle.

18

Sep

ilovecharts:

And This Is How We Got Here
This week, Dante explores Cake Engineering

17

Sep

There is no fixed reality, only objects in contrast. Even the Earth is moving.

16

Sep

slaughterhouse90210:

"Perhaps, as we say in America, I wanted to find myself. This is an interesting phrase, not current as far as I know in the language of any other people, which certainly does not mean what it says but betrays a nagging suspicion that something has been misplaced."—James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

slaughterhouse90210:

"Perhaps, as we say in America, I wanted to find myself. This is an interesting phrase, not current as far as I know in the language of any other people, which certainly does not mean what it says but betrays a nagging suspicion that something has been misplaced."
—James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

15

Sep

The best antidote against ideology is detail.
Paul Mason

14

Sep

austinkleon:

I really like this photo of the intro to my book Show Your Work! Love seeing the book in everyday environments.

austinkleon:

I really like this photo of the intro to my book Show Your Work! Love seeing the book in everyday environments.

(Source: danielyubi)

13

Sep

The Pledge of Allegiance … was invented by a marketer who was looking for a creative way to sell flags to public schools.

12

Sep

If the people believe there’s an imaginary river out there, you don’t tell them there’s no river there. You build an imaginary bridge over the imaginary river.

11

Sep

You won the lottery, you were born. You won the lottery, you are you.

10

Sep

When you have once learned to honour anything, love is not very far off;

09

Sep

More like crapitalism
Karl Marx (via bewbin)

08

Sep

America is one big experiment in what happens when you’re a wealthy, privileged culture that’s pretty much lost religion or spirituality as a real informing presence. It’s still a verbal presence — it’s part of the etiquette that our leaders use, but it’s not inside us anymore, which in one way makes us very liberal and moderate and we’re not fanatics…but on the other hand, it’s very difficult to think that the point of life is to double your salary so that you can go to the mall more often. Even when you’re making fun and sneering at it, there’s a real dark emptiness about it.
David Foster Wallace

07

Sep

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Terrible book, but a great quote.

(via stoweboyd)