— Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday
There’s no way around it — the Shostakovich quartets are intense, like page-turning thrillers, as they pull you into his world.
These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got
boiled down to 4-letter words.
A member of Parliament to Disraeli:
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease".
That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or…
Greek philosopher Diogenes was way cooler than anyone you learned about in grade school
— Wittgenstein, Philosophische Untersuchungen
— Philosophy of Language professor (via philosophyprofessorquotes)
Thinking about how much I am going to miss deciduous trees.
- “We are just vessels for our ideas and shouldn’t be upset when they are attacked.”— Epistemology professor
The worst thing that could have happened in this time happened, my car broke down as soon as my space had been cleared out and packed away on the...