July 15, 2013

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July 15, 2013
Really intriguing.

Really intriguing.

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August 16, 2012
doughcountryforoldmen:

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
-Mark Twain

doughcountryforoldmen:

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

-Mark Twain

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August 8, 2012
"How much of my brain is wilfully my own? How much is not a rubber stamp of what I have read and heard and lived?"

— Sylvia Plath (via pulmonaire)

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August 8, 2012
bookriot:

Post-war prosperity, a booming automobile industry, and increasing suburbanization continued the expansion of bookmobile service. The below picture of a Brooklyn library bookmobile doesn’t really capture all of the trends of the time, but look at the kids!
A Brief History of American Bookmobiles…in Pictures

bookriot:

Post-war prosperity, a booming automobile industry, and increasing suburbanization continued the expansion of bookmobile service. The below picture of a Brooklyn library bookmobile doesn’t really capture all of the trends of the time, but look at the kids!

A Brief History of American Bookmobiles…in Pictures

July 27, 2012

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July 27, 2012
"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn."

— C. S. Lewis (via pavorst)

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May 12, 2012

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May 12, 2012

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May 12, 2012
"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."

— L.M. Montgomery (via booksandnerds)

April 22, 2012

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April 10, 2012
theatlantic:

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
Via Brainpickings/Reddit [Photo: AP]

theatlantic:

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Via Brainpickings/Reddit [Photo: AP]

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April 10, 2012
"We cannot change anything unless we accept it."

— C.G. Jung (Modern Man in Search of a Soul)

(Source: booksandnerds)

March 27, 2012
djevojka:

Bin Lee, The Little Prince

djevojka:

Bin Lee, The Little Prince

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March 26, 2012
"I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time."

— Orson Welles (via thehighwaypatrolman)

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