No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Not ready to say goodbye to my summer of the Swedes and CDC. Not ready to say goodbye and leave for Haiti. Not ready to make any future decisions past that, right now, I’m going to turn off my computer, wrap myself in sheets, and listen to his lovely voice on the other side of the phone and fall asleep.
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”
I love Colorado
Minimal Posters - Six Women Who Changed Science. And The World.
I’ve chosen only these portraits of famous scientists (Einstein, Tesla and Darwin), but there are some pretty cool photos in “Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real" at twentytwowords.com. Worth a visit.
One of the most fascinating things I’ve learned since coming to college is how completely impossible it is to predict how every person you meet can influence you. I know that this isn’t a very articulate phrasing, but that’s what it is: you never know.
I meet all kinds of people throughout…