“No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.”
— Samuel Goldwyn (via itsquoted)
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
— Neil Gaiman, Coraline  (via thatkindofwoman)

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fragileclara:

greybies:

who even came up with the word motherfucker in the first place?

oedipus

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“When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.”

lifeisbeautiful223:

*Obsessed* with the peonies at Pikes Place #Seattle #snapseed #vsco #vscocam

evilblogger:

boyfriends, much like communism, are better in theory

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So on Monday night I went out to Triple Falls with a couple of friends to mess around with some longer exposures while they went kayaking. It was awesome. So on Monday night I went out to Triple Falls with a couple of friends to mess around with some longer exposures while they went kayaking. It was awesome. So on Monday night I went out to Triple Falls with a couple of friends to mess around with some longer exposures while they went kayaking. It was awesome.

So on Monday night I went out to Triple Falls with a couple of friends to mess around with some longer exposures while they went kayaking. It was awesome.

“Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via bookmania)

Our best college students are very good at being critical. In fact being smart, for many, means being critical. Having strong critical skills shows that you will not be easily fooled. It is a sign of sophistication, especially when coupled with an acknowledgment of one’s own “privilege.”… But this ability will not take you very far beyond the university. Taking things apart, or taking people down, can provide the satisfactions of cynicism. But this is thin gruel.

The skill at unmasking error, or simple intellectual one-upmanship, is not totally without value, but we should be wary of creating a class of self-satisfied debunkers

Read this and pass it along to every college student and every parent of a college student you know, then revisit Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness and argue intelligently

As I’ve written before, ours is a culture where it’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. But, in the end, Vonnegut put it best

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“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
— Soren Kierkegaard  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Pacific Northwest

  • Ayo peeps. I'm going up to Portland/Seattle/the coast for a week and need some places to see and things to do! Anything coffee- or book-related would be positively swell!

lifeisbeautiful223:

The Irish coastline: Ballyliffin, Ireland

“If your hands are full of the past, you cannot take hold of the future.”
“How odd, I can have all this inside me
and to you it’s just words.”
— David Foster Wallace  (via thatkindofwoman)

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