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Bookmarks tagged with “quotes”

  1. Atlas Minor • 8½

    “Could you leave everything behind and start from zero again? Pick one thing, and one only, and be absolutely devoted to it? Make it the reason for your existence, the thing that contains everything, that becomes everything, because your dedication to it makes it last forever?”

  2. xkcd: The Pace of Modern Life

    Quotes from 1871 to 1915 about the increasing pace of modern life. (via Kottke)

  3. Terrorist or Martyr? by Christopher Benfey | The New York Review of Books

    Solely for this incidental quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne, after commenting on the “gloom” of Harper’s Ferry: “Yet there would be a less striking contrast between Southern and New-England villages, if the former were as much in the habit of using white paint as we are. It is prodigiously efficacious in putting a bright face on a bad matter.” (Subscribers only)

  4. Writing About Music is Like Dancing About Architecture | Quote Investigator

    Quite lengthy investigation of the elusive origins of that quote. (via @alanconnor)

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