A favorite quote, p. 409 in my edition (Vintage 1969 [Knopf 1927]): Mynheer Peeperkorn: >I repeat, that therein lies our duty, our sacred duty to feel. Feeling, you understand, is the masculine force that rouses life. Life slumbers. It needs to be roused, to
Whether Hemingway said it or not, it’s good advice. Unfortunately, Reddit’s format is not conducive to editing, and I’m addicted to Reddit. So it goes. I admit that I’ve posted some really dipshit comments over the years, mostly while after work while drinking late
I rather think both authors took artistic license here, sacrificing universality for pith. I mean, can a journalist who exclusively reports on the latest high school football scores *really* be said to be afflicting the comfortable? If they’re doing that, they might well get
I am not seeing anyone seriously, but even if I was, the idea of “our books” instead of “my books” is completely alien to me. It would be opening up the most special and personal thing about me to another human being. The way
“What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ …
While this is an interesting, and perhaps insightful, remark, there is *no way* to derive that from the quotation. “Teach a child more than you know, because they are a different age than you are.” How can we *not* limit what we teach to
FYI, this edition of *Gatsby* is cheaper from [Better World Books](http://www.betterworldbooks.com/the-great-gatsby-f-scott-fitzgerald-id-9780141194059.aspx) than it is from Amazon. Plus you get free shipping. Plus you support a good cause. They probably have the other books too, didn’t check.
The people who were born on the lower end of the intelligent bell curve, the ones whose repetitive motion jobs could be replaced by robotics, will not be the ones who get the white collar engineering jobs. And manufacturing will not be the only
Oh, it’s real. Here’s one from another [angle.](http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/1×8580011/czech_republic_prague_municipal_library_mestska_226psc01594.jpg)
As a bookseller I have mixed feelings about this. Kindles are fine for novels and other things things that are only read sequentially. They suck for references. They are really slow to navigate, and you can’t have enough links to overcome this. Their formating
It’s an awesome book shop. They also have books in boats. And lots of cats. The humidity doesn’t seem to affect the books (or cats) much. [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/VkTAWw8.jpg) ETA books in boats.
I would not want kids anywhere near this. Imagine someone bumping into this, or throwing a ball at it… Also the glass handrails. Note to self: Never have kids for the sake of having marvelous bookshelves.
Oh there’s far better examples than fox. All fox does is report. Furthermore, they’re just one piece in the intentional propagandizing and polarization of America. Sure, they’re obvious because their role in this farce is to play the villain. But the point is that
Trying to give you the benefit of the doubt on that first comment for being ignorant but now I don’t know if you’re trolling me or just a person who thinks only their style matters. To each their own with different styles and what
Well *I* read it as, you know, don’t be afraid to cause a ruckus, shake some foundations up with new ideas if it’s the right time for them! Basically just be contemporary, don’t get hung up on traditionalism *too much* just because it’s already
I’ll disagree that non-acceptance is a problem. It shouldn’t be a big deal when someone comes out, or identifies with another gender. However, we make it a big deal (see young Miss Paige for example) and in the long run that hurts us, because
My favorite poem by him Somethings knocking at the door By Charles buwkoski a great white light dawns across the continent as we fawn over our failed traditions, often kill to preserve them or sometimes kill just to kill. it doesn’t seem to matter:
oh, thanks about the subreddit. Actually this isn’t the complete haul as I also bought a bunch of children’s books for the kids. Cheap too. All together, it was around 46 books and everything was $30. I joined “Fantasy and Science Fiction” course in
Really? I honestly thought the book was 100x better. The movie doesn’t portray Charlie well enough, I think. He just seems like a shy kid, but he’s actually pretty fucked up. Plus, one of my favorite thing about the book is that his writing
No, unfortunately I don’t think they usually allow photography (since my photos from that trip did not include the interior of the library), so this was taken by someone else. Though in all fairness, white balance doesn’t always have to be at its ideal
Instead of the hard top, it should be filled with a firm “lovesac” that fits the space, with padding covering the edges (but would still look nice, of course). Also it should be long enough for me to be lie down in. THEN I
A lot of places don’t use gloves actually, since the lack of fine tactile response between your fingers and the page makes it really easy to accidentally tear pages, and unless you just ate some fried chicken the oils on your fingers aren’t actually
Those of you unfamiliar with John Green should pick up some of his work. This kind of brilliant stuff is hard to find, but his books have words strung into lines as perfect as this one on nearly *every page*. You all should definitely
Imagine! Losing an argument, and to a simpleton! Preposterous! Just be comfortable in your vast superiority and ignore what those awful people have to say. After all, it’s better to save face and just end the argument with “I’m right and you’re stupid. Good