Well-read people are less likely to be evil.– The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (via prettybooks)
But this is one corner, of one country, on one continent on one planet that’s a...– The Doctor (via raconterunehistoire)
"I am an undocumented immigrant at Stanford... →
samraadeni: I realized, post hoc, that I knew this wonderful, brave human being. But if I didn’t, I’d want to say this to them: Dear friend, whoever you are, you’re not alone. You matter. You are on the right side of history and I hope one day we’ll be able to see reform and the right kind of justice in this country. In the meantime, keep on going. I just know that you are going to do...
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But...
samraadeni: There is a brotherhood among all men. This must be recognized if life is to remain. We must learn the love of man. As quoted in Joys and Sorrows : Reflections by Pablo Casals as told to Albert E. Kahn. Again, something I was musing about during free trade talks today. Also, I didn’t know who Pablo Casals actually was beyond this quote of his until I looked him up to verify...
samraadeni: few things on this planet make me happier than a nice cup of tea does. actually though the amount of tea I have had today has been UNREAL
Beyonce Songs Re-Imagined as Undergraduate Theses... →
Baby Boy: The Sociocultural Effects of Prolonged Male Adolescence Check on It: The Gendered Dynamics of Male Spectatorship in Urban Public Spaces Crazy in Love: The Diagnosis and Treatment of “Female Hysteria” During the Late Nineteenth Century Naughty Girl: Disidentification and the Performance of Female Sexual Promiscuity Cater 2 U: Female Subservience and the Reinforcement of Hegemonic...
If TV's Your Cup Of Tea, Try A Character-Infused... →
samraadeni: She was initially inspired by a Moriar Tea graphic that played on the name of the detective’s archnemesis, Moriarty… I wouldn’t say no to a cup of John Watson, if you know what I mean. (Actually though, Irish Breakfast is my absolute favourite!) **TARDIS blend “Tasted bigger inside the cup” Perfect.
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via oliviacirce)
Saudi Arabia Reportedly Deports Men for Being ‘Too... →
Three men were removed from a festival in Riyadh after it was deemed they would be too irresistible to women DO YOU GUYS REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS? Saudi Arabia is a land that bans women from driving, where women are the ones who pay the price for being attractive. Where they’re told they cannot walk too fast or speak too eloquently because men might find them attractive. The whole notion...
Should I have dinner with Warren Packard or see Al...
samraadeni: Both are happening at the same time. 1. Dinner with Warren Packard and his wife + a few more Stanford students. Pretty cool guy. 2. Hear Al Gore speak live here at Stanford (in a huge auditorium, so you don’t ‘meet’ him, you get to hear him speak.) Obviously cool guy. ugh decisions help tumblr
When your tutor says: "Excellent work. Your essay...
essaycrisis: MY COLD WAR ESSAY TODAY!!! grade A all the wayyy
“Grab ’em by the throat and never let ’em go.”
Pinned up by Pullman’s desk is a list of the film director Billy Wilder’s rules for writers. Rule No. 1 is “Grab ’em by the throat and never let ’em go.” And that is exactly what Pullman does. I started The Golden Compass last night around 10pm, and finished the Subtle Knife at 5 in the morning. I was enchanted by the story, and also by all the tales of Oxford – how fun was it to recognize...
The reason the sun never set upon the Empire was that God did not trust the...– Unattributed; from my research. (via samrastudiesabroad)
”…But one glance at [a book] and you’re inside the mind of...– - Carl Sagan
“Lexicographers do not sit in sleek conference rooms and make your language,” Ms. Stamper wrote on her blog. “That’s what you — the reading, writing, speaking public — do. Language is democratic, not oligarchic. That’s where the real glamour is.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/opinion/lies-murder-lexicography-dictionary.html?hp
You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the...– Jac Vanek (via felicefawn)
jalebee: A sin function, cos fn, and tan fn all walk into a bar. They’re having fun but they see an exponential function sitting quietly in a corner, so they go up to him and ask him why he’s all alone. And he goes, “I can’t help it, whenever I try to integrate I end up with myself.”
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another...– H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (via victoriousvocabulary)