posted : Friday, February 21st, 2014

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reblogged from : Alice's Notes from Underground

“ God knows there’s plenty to write about—more now than ever before, certainly. You’re defaulting, I’m defaulting, everyone’s defaulting, seems to me.

posted : Monday, February 17th, 2014

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posted : Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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“ “Oh, you just don’t want to go there.” That’s the moment I realized, more than any other author, Joyce has the power to break men.

posted : Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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“ By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and in effect increases the mental power of the race.
— "An Introduction to Mathematics" by Alfred North Whitehead

posted : Saturday, January 25th, 2014

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“ Napoleon Bonaparte was not short; rather he was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time. After his death in 1821, the French emperor’s height was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches in French feet, which is 5 feet 7 inches (1.69 m). Some believe that he was nicknamed le Petit Caporal (The Little Corporal) as a term of affection.

posted : Friday, January 17th, 2014

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“ Hobbes came home, in 1637, to a country riven with discontent which disrupted him from the orderly execution of his philosophic plan. However, by the end of the Short Parliament in 1640, he had written a short treatise called The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic. It was not published and only circulated among his acquaintances in manuscript form. A pirated version, however, was published about ten years later.

posted : Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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