“If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us.”—
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as The Candle in The Dark (Real Patriots ask Questions)
“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”—Henry David Thoreau (via universald0nor)
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”—Henry David Thoreau (via quotes-shape-us)
“To discover that the Universe is some 8 to 16 billion and not 6 to 12 thousand years old improves our appreciation of its sweep and grandeur; to entertain the notion that we are a particularly complex arrangement of atoms, and not some breath of divinity; at the very least enhances our respects for atoms; to discover that our planet is one of billions of other worlds in the Milky Way Galaxy and that our galaxy is one of billions more, majestically expands the arena of what is possible; to find that our ancestors were also the ancestors of apes ties us to the rest of life and makes possible important- if occasionally rueful- reflections on human nature.”—Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark)
It’s fun, it’s cute, but nothing much really changes from season to season.
And that’s exactly what to love about her. Her designs are good, they always suit her clientele marvelously and any body type can find something for itself. Her designs are the canvas, and the prints, accessories, and fabric that change every season is the art.
“I don’t know to what extent ignorance of science and mathematics contributed to the decline of ancient Athens, but I know that the consequences of scientific illiteracy are far more dangerous in our time than in any that has come before. It’s perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth.”—Carl Sagan (via thechocolatebrigade)
“To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object. Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”—
“The State is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is strongest.”—Henry David Thoreau (via caleyhustle)
“I do not prefer one religion or philosophy to another. I have no sympathy with the bigotry and ignorance which make transient and partial and puerile distictions between one man’s faith and another’s.”—Henry David Thoreau (via waitingforasign)