Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism →
motherjones: theatlantic: Have a good holiday weekend, everyone! In the dictionary under “brilliant things that improve our lives,” see this. Old one, reflagging for marking:
Brodsky on Auden
W. H. Auden drinks his first martini dry at 7:30 in the morning, after which he sorts his mail and reads the paper, marking the occasion with a mix of sherry and scotch. After this he has breakfast, which can consist of anything so long as it’s accompanied by the local dry pink and white, I don’t remember in which order. At this point he sets to work. Probably because he uses a ballpoint pen, he...
phiLOLZophy: Online Dating Profiles of the Wise... →
philolzophy: My Self-Summary: Hey, what’s up. I’m an easy going guy looking for love or just a date to the next symposium. What I’m Doing with My Life: What do you mean by ‘doing’? If you think about how we don’t exist in the past or the future, you know ‘accomplishing something’ over a period of time…
Nietzsche on Religious Life.
fuckyeahexistentialism: There is not enough love and kindness in the world to permit us to give any of it away to imaginary beings. Aphorism 129, Human, All Too Human, Nietzsche (Submitted by adventures-of-watsassy) Fuck. Yeah. Nietzsche. Pithy. Precise like no one else.
Amitav Ghosh talking about identity and of all... →
A Naipaul google alert picked this up, am i the only one who sees the interview being amazingly inconsistent?
It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally...– David F. Wallace in The Pale King (via ultrasilent)
It is so whenever, moving out of ourselves, we look for extensions of ourselves....– V.S. Naipaul in “Mimic Men” (via futurerewind)
Tolstoy's 10 Rules for Living →
mariosundar: He figured this out when he was 18. Get up early (five o’clock) Go to bed early (nine to ten o’clock) Eat little and avoid sweets Try to do everything by yourself Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every month, a goal for every week, a goal for every day, a goal for every hour...
40 Literary Terms Every Bookworm Should Know →