“Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen.”
—  Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (via ii-sm)

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humansofnewyork:

"What’s your largest remaining goal in life?"
"I’m just a tourist in this world. I’m not trying to affect anything."

brucesterling:

*US embassy in Berlin, July 19, 2014

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fathom-the-universe:

The physics of musicThese patterns are made with nothing but sound. They are called Chladni patterns, after the German physicist Ernst Chladni (1756–1827) who used his violin bow to vibrate a metal plate with sand on it. A pattern appears in the sand when a surface is made to vibrate at certain resonances. A plate or membrane vibrating at resonance is divided into regions vibrating in opposite directions, bounded by lines of zero vibration called nodal lines. The sand is moved around the plate and collects at the nodes on the plate. The patterns that form are highly symmetrical and beautiful.Fathom the Universe

fathom-the-universe:

The physics of music

These patterns are made with nothing but sound. They are called Chladni patterns, after the German physicist Ernst Chladni (1756–1827) who used his violin bow to vibrate a metal plate with sand on it. A pattern appears in the sand when a surface is made to vibrate at certain resonances. A plate or membrane vibrating at resonance is divided into regions vibrating in opposite directions, bounded by lines of zero vibration called nodal lines. The sand is moved around the plate and collects at the nodes on the plate. The patterns that form are highly symmetrical and beautiful.


Fathom the Universe

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“It is now known to science that there are many more dimensions than the classical four. Scientists say that these don’t normally impinge upon the world because the extra dimensions are very small and curve in on themselves, and that since reality is fractal most of it is tucked inside itself. This means either that the universe is full of more wonders than we can hope to understand or, more probably, that scientists make things up as they go along.”
— Terry Pratchett, Pyramids (via discworldquotes)

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“No sane mortal is truly free, because true freedom is so terrible that only the mad or the divine can face it with open eyes.”
— Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (via discworldquotes)

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Relevant.

taco-bell-rey:

This is too important

don’t miss it.

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“You know I’m old in some ways. In others, well, I’m just a little girl. I like sunshine and pretty things and cheerfulness and I dread responsibility.”
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via madamecuriewasmymother)

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