There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.
Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) American novelist
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i learned about the Seiryu Miharashi station in Japan, a train station with no entrances or exits, no roads or paths to connect it, all it serves is a platform for the train passengers to step out and admire the valley (x)
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That moth’s got balls.
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@scatterations @sablelab @widchadidcha @dillon7fan
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me thirsting over and in love with ben barnes in 2008 as prince caspian:
me thirsting over and in love with ben barnes in 2021 as the darkling:
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i learned that Florida had brought in 2 Irula tribesmen from India to catch the invasive Burmese pythons. When 1000 hunters were able to manage catching just 106 snakes, the duo caught 27 snakes in just 4 weeks, including a 16 ft long female (x)
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love a person who tries their best to understand you, especially when you feel so misunderstood.
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Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, write books about, think about, believe in—or don't, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life.
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It is painful to encounter stupidity as well as malice; but such is the fate of all who attempt to reform an abuse, to urge on humanity to nobler heights, and illumine the world with a new truth.
Frederick Douglass, "Woman Suffrage Movement (1870)"
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i learned that in 1990 the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was robbed of 13 paintings worth a total of 500 million dollars, none of them have been found, and the museum is still offering offering a $10 million reward (the largest reward by a museum in history) (x)
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The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth on them.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) African American investigative journalist, educator, and early civil rights movement leader
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Men are greedy, they want to learn much, and get their knowledge cheap. So they think that every truth they have paid for with experience and loss of energy entitles them to a few more truths gratis: or, in philosophic language, a priori, by deduction. They are not ashamed to speculate with a gift that has been given them. Instead of looking, listening, touching, seeking, they want to infer and conclude. ... But nothing comes of their "conclusions" save metaphysical systems and empty prattle. It is surely time to give up conclusions, and get truth a posteriori, as did Shakespeare, Goethe, Dostoevsky; that is, every time you want to know anything, go and look and find out. And if one is lazy, or horrified at a new experiment, let him train himself to look on ultimate questions with indifference, as the positivists do.
Lev Shestov, All Things Are Possible
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