Category: poem

“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

“Too bad, Sir Isaac, they dimmed your renownAnd turned your great science upside down.Now a long…

“Too bad, Sir Isaac, they dimmed your renown
And turned your great science upside down.
Now a long haired crank, Einstein by name,
Puts on your high teaching all the blame.
Says: matter and force are transmutable
And wrong the laws you thought immutable.”
“I am much too ignorant, my son,
For grasping schemes so finely spun.
My followers are of stronger mind
And I am content to stay behind,
Perhaps I failed, but I did my best,
These masters of mine may do the rest.“

–Nikola Tesla

From “Fragments of Olympian Gossip.” (Poem written by Nikola Tesla in the 1920s to his friend George Sylvester Viereck.)