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Alexandra Horowitz Quote.

Horowitz, A. (2013). On looking: Eleven walks with expert eyes.


The Two Sweetest Passions

“Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.”

Vladimir Nabokov

Photo portrait of Vladimir Nabokov by Phillippe Halsman, circa 1968

Vladimir Nabokov, 1972… 245 more words


The Highest Enjoyment

“I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. 97 more words


Quote of the day: Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One's Own”

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

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Poet for this Week, August 21st, G. C. Waldrep

A Bird Is A Desperate

I don’t believe in your pious Emersonian ecstasies, your wind-clocks & wing
bursaries. Autumn cast a wheel in the foundry summer built but then summer… 395 more words


Start with a quotation

“Curiosity, especially intellectual inquisitiveness, is what separates the truly alive from those who are merely going through the motions.” ― Tom Robbins

In the desert without water and the only thing you can think about is thirst. 35 more words

Why Its More Fun in the Philippines

What makes the Philippines unique compared to other countries is that it doesn’t pretend. It’s beautiful, ugly, dangerous, peaceful or whatever. As long as the Philippines is not pretending, you’ll enjoy your stay here.