If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a...– Happy 195th birthday, Henry David Thoreau – the iconic transcendentalist on defining your own success.
Who could recount my existence to explain the shit storm? No time for it. Not I. I’ll just have another glass of wine.
American society has a remarkable ability to resist change, or to take whatever...– Nora Ephron (via explore-blog)
jtotheizzoe: Passing Through Nikola Tesla’s Words on the Grandeur of Nature and the Power of Thought There’s many ways to consider the idea that our universe is interconnected. Sometimes this idea is interpreted through the lens of religion, sometimes through the combination of butterflies and chaos theory, and sometimes, as Brian Cox shows us, through quantum mechanics. Nikola Tesla was...
Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a...– Tina Fey (via watsonyourmind) Spot on. Always. (via mygripmyfocus)
Reason #4,356 I don't watch television. →
Networks have the power to influence, inspire, and educate the world with sense and wit. But they seem to love consistently broadcasting SHIT. The fact it is Lifetime should be no fucking excuse!
Nowadays, the passion of design educators seems to be technology; they fear that...– Michael Bierut in”Why Designers Can’t Think,” essay # 2 of his excellent Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design, now out in paperback. An added treat for design nerds – each essay in the book is set in a different typeface that plays on its subject. (via explore-blog)
Fancy stared down the cold hard steel of Beauty’s Peacemaker.
To create and perform music is a human instinct. It is one of the true...– Harvard sociobiologist E. O. Wilson in The Social Conquest of Earth. Also see these 7 books on music and the brain. (via explore-blog) I love this.
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Do you have love for humankind?
The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. This every man is...– The American Scholar – Emerson’s legendary 1837 oration. (via explore-blog)
jtotheizzoe: Can’t wait to watch today and tomorrow’s Transit of Venus in a few hours? Then watch the 1882 Transit of Venus right now, reanimated from 140 glass plate exposures taken by astronomers 130 years ago. That’s vintage film, dude. (via Bad Astronomy)