Monday, March 3, 2014
Science is the poetry of reality.
— Richard Dawkins, The Poetry of Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson & Richard Dawkins
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Ukrainian commander, Col. Sergei Starozhenko, 38, told reporters the unmarked troops had arrived about 5 a.m. and “they want to block the base.” He said he expected them to bring reinforcements and call for talks. Asked how many men he had at his command, he said simply, “Enough.” After 15 minutes of conversation with what appeared to be a Russian officer, he said, “There won’t be war,” and returned inside, while the standoff continued.
— Steven Erlanger, “Tug of War Over Ukraine Intensifies,” The New York Times
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The purest of spring waters!
Friday, February 28, 2014
It means that a day will come where these galaxies that Hubble discovered will move away from us with such speed that they will disappear beyond our horizon and the total known universe at that time will only be the Milky Way, restoring the state of mind of our universe that existed before 1920. That’s a spooky time. We would have to hand down the annals of cosmology from previous centuries to hear about the galaxies that were once in night sky.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy - 2010-Jan-29”
Thursday, February 27, 2014
— Martha Himmelfarb
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nobody is marginal in themselves.
— AnneMarie Luijendijk
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We have to stop thinking in absolutes.
— Girl in precept
Monday, February 24, 2014
And the Syrian Electronic Army, which American intelligence officials suspect is actually Iranian.
— David E. Sanger, “Syria War Stirs New U.S. Debate on Cyberattacks," The New York Times
Sunday, February 23, 2014
But after two or three generations this interest fades.
— Walter Benjamin, “Little History of Photography”
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The victim of what must have been one of the very first car accidents.
— James Salzman, Drinking Water: A History
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Magna Carta
And The Little Dipper
— Byrd, “I Don’t Want Any More Seahorses”
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Whatever it is, it’s temporary.
— Daniel Heyman
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Nostalgia for authentic.
— Ryan Harper
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Being a burden is OK.
— Eric Gregory
Monday, February 17, 2014
Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American Scholar”
Sunday, February 16, 2014
If it’s old then it must be a church.
— Man on SEPTA
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I’ll never see you again.
— A man at Trenton Transit Center
Friday, February 14, 2014
There was no part he could ever play in Roark’s presence. Besides, he did not feel like playing a part now.
— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Are we all absolutists, just a matter of where we draw the line sometimes?… Maybe we are all just consequentialists, it just depends on where we draw the line.
— Eric Gregory
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.
— Brené Brown, “The Power of Vulnerability,” TED