[Some years ago, a child was asked whether he liked radio or television best.]...– Jack Gilbert, from “A Man in Black and White” (via the-final-sentence)
INTERVIEWER: What was it about the twenties that inspired people like yourself...– Dorothy Parker on “the lost generation” and hard work, part of The Paris Review’s fantastic historic interviews. (via explore-blog)
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,...– Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (via bookmania)
To survive, to avert what we have termed future shock, the individual must...– Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (via bookmania)
The daily experience of the self is so familiar, and yet the brain science shows...– The Self Illusion – how our social brain constructs who we are (via explore-blog)
[Read] aloud — always the best single piece of writing advice — and [choose] the...– The New York Times’ Ben Yagodaon mastering the art of the comma – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of writing advice. (via explore-blog)
To be human is to feel at times divided, fractured, pulled in a dozen directions...– The Spirituality of Imperfection – storytelling and the search for meaning. (via explore-blog)
The self is something that is central to a lot of psychological questions and,...– British experimental psychologist Bruce Hood, author of The Self Illusion, on essentialism, further confirming the idea that character is fluid and there is no such thing as a fixed self. (via explore-blog)
Complaining is stupid. Either act or forget.– Design icon Stefan Sagmeister in the excellent Things I have learned in my life so far. (↬ swissmiss)
What I didn’t yet understand was the importance of taste and timing. Books are...– Mark Haddon, The Right Words in the Right Order (via distantheartbeats)
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Love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world which is getting more and more...– Priceless 1959 BBC interview with Bertrand Russell (via explore-blog)
I’m always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always...– John Walters, Role Models (via bookmania) This was me when I finally got into the Harry Potter series…could not put those books down, even reading until 4 or 5 in the morning….I’d fall asleep, then, when I woke up, dove right back into the books! That was how I was able to finish...
Like the way the sun is right now, with the long shadows, and that kind of...– John Green, Looking for Alaska (via bookmania)
Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by...– C. S. Lewis on fantasy vs. fact, a timeless and timely reminder of the role of critical thinking in making sense of the stories we’re told. (via explore-blog)
Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through...– Conan O’Brien addressing the graduating class at Dartmouth in 2011, one of 5 ½ timeless commencement speeches. (via explore-blog)
I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching...– David Foster Wallace’s legendary This Is Water 2005 commencement address. (via explore-blog)
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