Category: literature

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

Frank Zappa


“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

Frank Zappa


“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s…”

“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”

The Great Dictator (1940), Dir. Charlie Chaplin


“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s…”

“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”

The Great Dictator (1940), Dir. Charlie Chaplin


“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like…”

“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”

Roberto Bolaño, 2666

“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like…”

“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”

Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Regular

“I had hardly completed my course at the Real Gymnasium when I was prostrated with a dangerous illness or rather, a score of them, and my condition became so desperate that I was given up by physicians. During this period I was permitted to read constantly, obtaining books from the Public Library which had been neglected and entrusted to me for classification of the works and preparation of the catalogues. One day I was handed a few volumes of new literature unlike anything I had ever read before and so captivating as to make me utterly forget my hopeless state. They were the earlier works of Mark Twain and to them might have been due the miraculous recovery which followed. Twenty-five years later, when I met Mr. Clemens and we formed a friendship between us, I told him of the experience and was amazed to see that great man of laughter burst into tears.”

–Nikola Tesla

“My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla.” Originally appeared in the Electrical Experimenter Magazine, 1919.

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.”

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.”

R. Buckminster Fuller