“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest — whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories — comes afterward. These are games; one must first answer.” —Albert Camus
There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept...– Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (via aperfectcommotion)
In the social production of their life, men enter into definite relations that...– Karl Marx, Preface to ‘A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy’ (1859)
I’d like to refocus everyone’s attention away from the Kardashians and onto...– Olivia Wilde to Marie Claire (via damnedifyoudontdamnedifyoudo)
Applying commercial models to public library spaces takes away the idea of...– Usherwood, B. (2007), Equity and Excellence in the Public Library, Ashgate, Aldershot. (via walkyouhome)
Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the...– Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving (via tealeavesandthylacines)
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the...– Arundhati Roy (War Talk)
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For me, the most ironic token of that moment in history is the plaque signed by...– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (via oldthunder)
When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.– Italian Proverb (via adifferentthought)
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nidieunimaitre: “The copyright system grew up with printing—a technology for mass-production copying. Copyright fit in well with this technology because it restricted only the mass producers of copies. It did not take freedom away from readers of books. An ordinary reader, who did not own a printing press, could copy books only with pen and ink, and few readers were sued for that. Digital...
Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.– Kurt Cobain, 1991 interview (via)
It seems to me that the intellectualization and aestheticizing of principles and...– David Foster Wallace THE MADE SHOP: aesthetically uninteresting
I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to...– Howard Zinn (via thinksquad)
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I wish I could shorten, more and more, again and again, to the utmost smallest...– Dominique Fourcade, Outrance utterance (via proustitute)
A Post Gender Normative Man Tries to Pick Up a...
BY Jesse Eisenberg Hey, how’s it going? Mind if I sidle up? I saw you over here sitting alone and I thought, that’s fine. A woman should be able to self-sustain. In fact a lot of women are choosing to stay alone, what with advances in salary equitability and maternity extensions, and I think it’s an important and compelling trend. I noticed that you were about to finish your drink and I was...
But most days, if you’re aware enough to give yourself a choice, you can choose...– David Foster Wallace on Life and Work - WSJ.com (via youmightfindyourself)
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought...– Soren Kierkegaard (via quotesforintellectuals)