- The Namesake - Pet Names
Pet names are a persistent remnant of childhood, a reminder that life is not always so serious, so formal, so complicated. They are a reminder, too, that one is not all things to all people.
- The Emperor of All Maladies - About Cigarettes
It remains an astonishing, disturbing fact that in America - a nation where nearly every new drug is subjected to rigorous scrutiny as a potential carcinogen, and even the bare hint of a substance's link to cancer ignites a firestorm of public hysteria and media anxiety - one of the most potent and common carcinogens known to humans can be freely bought and sold at every corner store for a few dollars.
Lost at Sea
- Jon Ronson
A strange thing happens when you interview a robot. You feel an urge to be profound: to ask profound questions. I suppose it's an inter-species thing. Although if it is I wonder why I never try and be profound around my dog. "What does electricity taste like?" I ask. "Like a planet around a star," Bina48 replies. Which is either extraordinary or meaningless - I'm not sure which.
- Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays
The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble. And if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.
"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Do you remember that speech? I don't because I was still a glimmer in my daddy's eyes.
- paper Knowledge
Do you know that no paper can fold more than 7 times? But in fact that is a Myth! In January of 2000, Britney Gallivan, from California, successfully folded a 4000 feet paper 12 times.
- The rosicrucian cosmo-conception
The founder of the Christian religion sated an occult maxim when he said: "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter therein"(Mark x: 15). All occultists recognize the far-reaching importance of this teaching of Christ, and endeavors to "live" it day by day. When a new philosophy is presented to the world it is met in different ways by different people. One person will grasp with avidity any new philosophical effort in an endeavors to ascertain how far..
- Warm Bodies
It frustrates and fascinates me that we'll never know for sure, that despite the best efforts of historians and scientists and poets, there are some things we'll just never know. What the first song sounded like. How it felt to see the first photograph. Who kissed the first kiss, and if it was any good.
- Life's Lesson
If you live your life in fear, it will be full of regret. Live each day like your last, and it will be complete. Leave no lost opportunities. The things you can't change, why worry. The things you can change and want to, you should. You will find inner peace, and have no problems when time to comes to pass.
- Right and Wrong
There are three steps in our lives. The first step teaches us how to tell the right from the wrong. The second step teaches us that there isn't just the right and the wrong. The third step teaches us to do what we believe is right and take responsibility for the outcomes.
- The Hobbit
Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.
Those races which evolved in the more demanding environment of the North, where surviving a winter required planning and self-discipline, advance more rapidly in the development of the higher mental faculties than those which remained in the unvarying climate of the tropics.
- Emo flow
Do you remember the day when you shared your feelings with others in the milieu of emotional flow from everyone and regret it afterward? Maybe or maybe not. Most likely you will not regret being vulnerable at that moment because you want to assert your emotional context over others', even it is more likely that everyone will behave in the same way. It gets difficult to preclude yourself from being emotionally vulnerable than being emotionally resilience in those kinds of milieus.
- bubble man
Do you ever get scared when you're happy? I do. I get scared a shit ton when I'm happy, especially when that happiness is coming from a person. I know its selfish of me to think this, but if those people can make you so happy, then isn't it also true that they can make you experience the same amount of pain?
- Alice in Wonderland
However, this bottle was not marked "Poison," so Alice ventured to taste it, and, finding it very nice (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffy, and hot buttered toast), she very soon finished it off.
Hardly anything is evil, but most things are hungry. Hunger looks very much like evil from the wrong end of the cutlery-or do you think your bacon sandwich loves you back?
In the land of Oden, there stands a mountain, one thousand miles in the air. From edge to edge, this mountain measures one thousand miles square. A little bird comes winging, once in every million years, sharpens his beak on that mountain, and swiftly disappear. Thus when this mountain is all worn away, this to eternity will be one single day.
- A joke
This is maybe the best joke anyone has ever told me and I need to add a quote in order to get an achievement. What's the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well dressed man on a bicycle? A tire!