Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
— Plato (427-347 B.C.)
Plato was a bore.
— Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
— Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
I’m not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
— Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Hemingway was a jerk.
— Harold Robbins (1916-1997)
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
From North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (1855).
Tumblr Teaches History
I reblog this for the anon who once sent me an ask telling me there was no such thing as a history fandom on tumblr.
This is one of those texts that are absolutely inescapable for literature students. Wherever you live, whichever classes you choose, at one point in your academic career you will encounter Roland Barthes’ “Death of the Author.” Whether you agree with him or not, Barthes introduced a concept that was truly revolutionary and is still a game-changing read for many first- and second-year literature students to this day.
So let’s blow some minds.
A librarian is like a bartender, directing people to what they might like to try
People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming.
Photography project entitled Eyes as Big as Plates (Norway and Finland) by © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen.