— from WALDEN, by Henry David Thoreau (via vintageanchorbooks)
— Miranda July (via powerdoeswhatitwants)
"Being judgmental is a grab for fake power. When we judge someone and deem them less than we are, we get a little hit of superiority. Other ways to feel a blast of temporary power are to blaze through a to-do list, do an intense workout or yoga practice, or spend a little money. We’ll feel powerful—until we run up against a challenge, or run out of money, or lose our physical mojo for some reason."
- David Harshada Wagner
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via larmoyante)
“Women were brought up to believe that men were the answer. They weren’t. They weren’t even one of the questions. ”
― Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters
New research finds that religious countries and US states produce fewer patents per capita.
A feminist rant for the ages.
Photo from the west side of May Lake in Yosemite National Park.
Photo: National Park Service
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