The republic of letters is in thrall to an unprecedented scientism. The word is...– A mind of one’s own (via ayjay) Hmm not sure
If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the...– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The writing of good fiction requires, among many elusive talents, empathy and...– The Millions : The Great Divide: Writing Across Gender Sonya Chung discusses writers who write about the opposite gender.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in...– Emerson (via maluna)
The Stutterer →
It’s hard to describe the feeling of stuttering to anyone who has always spoken smoothly. It is not a nervous impulse. It is not, despite appearances, a spastic feeling. Stuttering starts in the voice box and the upper lungs with something like a pressure clench, the sensation of some valves closing against a flow, a trap tripping its release at the wrong moment. (John Updike described it11 as...
I’m trying to view my sister L as a totally new person and form a whole different perspective, somewhat fitting as the one I previously held has been criticized severely by, well, everyone. We’ll see how it goes. She’s 17 and that is weird as hell to me. We don’t talk. I’ve been quarterheartedly trying to talk to her for a while, and that’s a...
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads...– Howard Roark, In Ayn Rand’s ”The Fountainhead”. Love Roark
The wishbone will never replace the backbone.– Will Henry (via Confuzzzled)
Less Invasive EEG With Chaos Theory Helps ID... →
“For many years, behavioral testing and observation have been the only way to determine if a child is autistic, often causing distress and confusion for parents. However, now the application of the standard electroencephalogram (EEG) combined with borrowed math from chaos theory, may enable doctors to read brain wave patterns and identify levels of autism one to two years earlier with 80%...
He saw things in a way that others did not, so that a city I had lived in all my...– Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,...– George Washington Carver
Early Attachment May Predict Couples’ Recovery... →
psychotherapy: Emerging research suggests couples’ abilities to bounce back from conflict may depend on what both partners were like as infants. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, is an outgrowth of studies on how couples fight. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been following a cohort of people since before they were born, in the mid-1970s. When the...
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that...– Rachel Carson | Submitted By: raspberryish
Egyptian dad names child 'Facebook' →
A man in Egypt has named his newborn daughter “Facebook” in honor of the role the social media network played in bringing about a revolution, according to a new report. Um what
No one should ever have something shoved inside their ass larger than a fist and...– George Carlin
Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an...– A. E. Newton (via bookoasis)
Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed — sometimes...– My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
travelswithcharley: And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils William Wordsworth I am going to write this on any possible surface around me so that I won’t ever forget it.
(402): I know, but I was really high and I felt like a failure dragon because I could only blow smoke, no fire.
The King's Speech
Turned out to be really good. It was a bit slow to grab me in the beginning but by the end I was nearly in tears of joy for Bertie (the King in question, played by Colin Firth). Amazing acting by Mr. Firth; I haven’t seen all of the nominated films but I would be surprised if he didn’t win Best Male Actor. Christian Bale (the Fighter) and Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) performed very...
According to the scientists, the inability to focus helps ensure a richer...– Jonah Lehrer on Distractions, ADHD and Creativity | Head Case - WSJ.com
As finite creatures who think and feel, we can create islands of meaning in the...– How We Know by Freeman Dyson | The New York Review of Books
Watching ‘the King’s Speech’
Dalai Lama’s 18 rules for living →
“At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a...
And that is just the point… how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of...– Mary Oliver (via awakeinthedream)
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who...– David Hume (via ireadintothings)
(409): Pre warning. Your not gonna sleep tonight cuz I’m staying with your roommate. Thanks for breaking up with me.
(808): she laid there and continued moaning loudly for like 10 minutes after we were done, just so that her mom would be jealous.
(616): they pretty much knew i was there to get drunk and fuck their daughter.
(913): she pulled the sheets over her head to blow me but the static kept making little lightning bolts and I was too high and got really scared she was going to electrocute me.
(313): She is a social worker. An actual good person trying to save the world. I feel like every time I give her an orgasm God wipes a little smudge off of my shit list. .