from the mind of Albert Einstein
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
“Never memorize something that you can look up.”
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.”
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart.”
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Anne Frank (6-12-1929 - March 1945: age 15)
Stories, we all spend our lives telling them, about this about that, about people. But some, some stories are so good we’d wish they’d never end. They’re so gripping that we’ll go without sleep just to see a little bit more. Some stories bring us laughter and sometimes they bring us tears. But isn’t that what a great story does, makes your feel. Stories that are so powerful. They really are with us forever.
- This is exactly how I feel about the Harry Potter series.
I think that is why I love fan-fiction so much. You wonderful creative writers, artists, animators and storytellers out there have taken characters that JKR and other authors brought to life in their books and have continued the stories or brought back characters that should never have been “written” off.
Thank you to all of you out there who continue the story. ~ Angel
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
Albert Camus, The Stranger (via serendipitousromance)
- I remember reading The Stranger and I absolutely loved this. Still love it.
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank.
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
Stephen King on Books
"Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life."
"Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once."
”Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
"Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding."
“I hope you liked them, Reader; that they did for you what any good story should do—make you forget the real stuff weighing on your mind for a little while and take you away to a place you’ve never been. It’s the most amiable sort of magic I know.”
I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all.