tastefullyoffensive:

"I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

tastefullyoffensive:

"I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

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A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.

- Astrid Lindgren (via words-and-coffee)

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I never had a real house to grow up in. You know, a home? I never belonged anywhere and all my life I was looking for that thing, you know? Thinking that it was out there somewhere, that all I had to do was find it. But I think, maybe… that home was us.

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A revolution is not a painless march to the gates of freedom and justice. It is a struggle between rage and hope, between the temptation to destroy and the desire to build. Its temperament is desperate. It is a tormented response to the past, to all that has happened, the recalled and unrecalled injustices—for the memory of a revolution reaches much further back than the memory of its protagonists.

- Hisham Matar on Libya: http://nyr.kr/1n7I6mX (via newyorker)

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humansofnewyork:

"Do you have any advice for other fishermen?""You have to sneak up on them and catch them real fast. And you have to wear boots. I once caught a monster fish that went all the way up to the sky like a giant. I like giants. But not mean giants. I like nice giants."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you have any advice for other fishermen?"
"You have to sneak up on them and catch them real fast. And you have to wear boots. I once caught a monster fish that went all the way up to the sky like a giant. I like giants. But not mean giants. I like nice giants."

Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.

- Laura Miller (via dehanginggarden)

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fuckyeahwillowandoz:

Fun fact: This was the first use of the word “googled” on television.

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ssupervix:

Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe

ssupervix:

Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe

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newyorker:

A cartoon by David Borchart. For more cartoons from this week’s issue, visit www.newyorker.com/humor.

newyorker:

A cartoon by David Borchart. For more cartoons from this week’s issue, visit www.newyorker.com/humor.

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School is out for the summer. The sun is beating down on Israel and Gaza. Kids are growing restless. So that they don’t have to pay with their lives for a game of hide-and-seek on a beach, so that they don’t have to duck for cover every time a siren sounds, all eyes should turn to Gaza in hopes that this conflict finally comes to an end.

- Ruth Margalit on the children of Gaza and Israel: http://nyr.kr/1u0xika (via newyorker)

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