what she says: i'm fine
what she means: the bourgeoisie is just as necessary a precondition for the socialist revolution as is the proletariat itself.
I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to...– Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir. (via a-phorist)
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it...– Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian, 2001. (via logik36)
jenngofett: High For This (Cover) - Ellie...
Part of talking for a living is knowing when to shut up.– Jeffrey Goldberg, Boston Bomb Attack No Excuse for Media Speculation - Bloomberg (via brooklynmutt)
Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, ‘The illegal...– Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in a 1975 conversation with a U.S. ambassador and two diplomats. The quote was unearthed by Wikileaks, when they published the world’s largest searchable collection of U.S. diplomatic communications late last night. (h/t Salon.com)
Life After College: Lessons Learned
There are less and less people in the world who are intrinsically motivated. Not many of us find value in good ole hard work. Be one of those people because it will truly set you apart. Student loans are more expensive than you think. They’ll probably eat up a good portion of your first job’s paycheck. A Princeton alum’s letter encouraging students to find a partner before...
She looked up and across the barn, and her lips came together and smiled...– John Steinbeck, from The Grapes of Wrath (thanks, learntolivelearntolove)
A true gentlemen is one who is never unintentionally rude’– Oscar Wilde (via theprepstory)
Joel, this is Marty. I’m calling you from a cell phone. A real handheld portable...– Motorola engineer MARTY COOPER, to a rival from Bell Laboratories, during the first cell phone call ever made, 40 years ago today right here in New York City. Joel responded by telling him his new cell phone plan would $50 for two minutes, $100 for each minute thereafter. (via Business Insider)