Category: quotes

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny

After centuries of dormancy, young women can n…

After centuries of dormancy, young women can now look toward a future moulded by their own hands.

Let’s have some sweet for Saint Valentin…

Let’s have some sweet for Saint Valentine. Happy day, lovers!

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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerou…

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

I did not say that language as a completed sys…

I did not say that language as a completed system emerged in an individual in an instant. But I cannot think of a coherent alternative to the idea that mutations take place in individuals, not communities, so that whatever rewiring of the brain yielded the apparently unique properties of language, specifically recursive generation of hierarchically structured expressions, would therefore have taken place in an individual, and only later been used among individuals who had inherited this capacity.

An experiment is a question which science pose…

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.

Tact is the art of making a point without maki…

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

To paraphrase Jed Babbin (misattributed to N…

To paraphrase Jed Babbin

(misattributed to Norman Schwarzkopf):

[going] to the operating room without a homeopath is like going deer hunting without an accordion.

Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson!

Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson!

From the TED-Ed Lesson A brief history of melancholy – Courtney Stephens

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

teded: There’s a quote usually attributed to t…

teded:

There’s a quote usually attributed to the writer Mark Twain that goes, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

Funny thing about that. There’s reason to doubt that Mark Twain ever said this at all, thus, ironically, proving the point. 

Either way, it’s Mark Twain’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Mark Twain!

From the TED-Ed Lesson How false news can spread – Noah Tavlin

Animation by Patrick Smith