"To some people, not caring is supposed to be cool, commenting is more interesting than doing, and everything is judged and then disposed of in, like, five minutes. I’m not interested in those kinds of people. I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails or looks stupid; who jumps and falls down, rather than the person who points at the person who fell, and laughs. But I do sometimes laugh when people fall down."

Amy Poehler, Elle Magazine, February 2014 (via tinas-fey)

Yes.

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explore-blog:

The iconic opening passage of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, adapted in a charming comic by Zen Pencils, who have also illustrated Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s fantastic 1990 commencement address on creative integrity, Alan Watts’s timeless wisdom on the life of purpose, and Roger Ebert’s philosophy of kindness.
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."

— Dr. Seuss (via thatkindofwoman)

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"It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that, you know, we’re just temporary people with a very short time in a universe that will eventually be completely gone. And everything that you value, whether it’s Shakespeare, Beethoven, da Vinci, or whatever, will be gone. The earth will be gone. The sun will be gone. There’ll be nothing. The best you can do to get through life is distraction. Love works as a distraction. And work works as a distraction. You can distract yourself a billion different ways. But the key is to distract yourself."

— Woody Allen
(in the new issue of Esquire — article
here.)

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"I am so in love with you that there isn’t anything else."

— Ernest Hemingway  (via thatkindofwoman)

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"But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human."

— Kurt Vonnegut   (via thatkindofwoman)

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I’m not exactly sure if I’m working in Canada for two and a half months for the new experiences or the new places to hide.

geneticist:

Aqua regia, literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold.
Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy dissolved the nobel prizes of his peers in aqua regia during the German invasion of Denmark in WWII to prevent Nazis from looting the prizes. He placed the liquid solution of gold and aqua regia in plain sight where it was overlooked. After the war had ended, de Hevesy returned to precipitate the gold out of the mixture. He then returned the gold back to the Nobel Foundation where it was then cast back into its original shape. (img)

There’s really nothing like discovering you’re completely meaningless to the person you love.