August 22, 2014
"And there were always books in shelves on the wall, beautifully bound or carefully covered in paper, for he loved books like pet animals…You felt that every detail had been carefully chosen and was tenderly cared for. If you lent him a book, it would be returned to you wrapped in smooth tissue paper and tied with a coloured ribbon, like a present."

— Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday

August 18, 2014
nprmusic:

There’s no way around it — the Shostakovich quartets are intense, like page-turning thrillers, as they pull you into his world. 
Watch the Pacifica Quartet play Shostakovich at NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

nprmusic:

There’s no way around it — the Shostakovich quartets are intense, like page-turning thrillers, as they pull you into his world. 

Watch the Pacifica Quartet play Shostakovich at NPR’s Tiny Desk

August 11, 2014

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August 10, 2014

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August 8, 2014

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August 8, 2014
When insults had class



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…

August 6, 2014
critical-theory:

Greek philosopher Diogenes was way cooler than anyone you learned about in grade school

critical-theory:

Greek philosopher Diogenes was way cooler than anyone you learned about in grade school

August 4, 2014

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August 4, 2014
"Our language can be regarded as an ancient city: a maze of little streets and squares, of old and new houses, of houses with extensions from various periods, and all this surrounded by a multitude of new suburbs with straight and regular streets and uniform houses."

— Wittgenstein, Philosophische Untersuchungen

August 4, 2014
"There are names for people who spend a lot of time thinking about everything they’re going to say, they’re called ‘bores’."

— Philosophy of Language professor (via philosophyprofessorquotes)

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