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An illustrated celebration of the rebels, visionaries, and fiercely courageous world-changers who won women politic… https://t.co/dcG65ZXdhU"Nothing here is certain; Landscapes merge With one another, houses Are never where they should be, Doors… https://t.co/qGfW1GkKOWMy Father’s Arms Are a Boat – besides having one of the most poetic book titles ever, this Norwegian tale of love a… https://t.co/sMYNJNvDwH
12/14
2018
That moment when Google caches someone messing with a Wikipedia page before the community self-corrects it. A tragi… https://t.co/e5biKBAqpQOkay, @amandapalmer has been working on this record for a long time and it is a masterpiece of illuminating the uni… https://t.co/SoaY0XDkfkClassic, timelessly necessary: Thoreau on how to use civil disobedience to advance justice https://t.co/MnnSyb5m26 https://t.co/SfBKT2lxm3Here, from @NASA, is a great guide to what it is and how to best see it: https://t.co/tS7sVsbfXA https://t.co/qqirhGVOlO"Our original guiding stars are struggle and hope. But there is no such thing as a lone struggle… as a lone hope. I… https://t.co/mTB2T6Mjgv“If you are now wondering where to look for consolation, where to seek a new and better God… he does not come to us… https://t.co/V3aEvFron410 heroes who won women the right to vote – @SenGillibrand's lovely encyclopedia of courage and persistence, illust… https://t.co/R7nwOcf3D2In honor of tonight's celestial spectacle, the stunning 19th-century astronomical drawings of Étienne Léopold Trouv… https://t.co/aksYjcYLQX“It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without… https://t.co/FLzv9C4khR"Don't trust yourself too much. Overconfidence is the enemy of good thinking." Absolutely fascinating @TEDchris in… https://t.co/kNjM8DdFJV“There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are." On this… https://t.co/0qWmp32KAX"Who knows doesn’t talk. Who talks doesn’t know." https://t.co/djyOgCE71E“If you are now wondering where to look for consolation, where to seek a new and better God… he does not come to us… https://t.co/LpF0FTrL7p
12/13
2018
A sweet illustrated meditation on the many things "home" can mean, from the brilliant @cfellishttps://t.co/QTAbwFt3p2Classic: Hannah Arendt on loneliness as the common ground for terror and how tyrannical leaders use isolation as a… https://t.co/EFbyWFeYAGHermann Hesse on hope, the difficult art of taking responsibility, and the wisdom of the inner voice… https://t.co/WeCJFglMNO“True attention is a state so difficult for any human creature, so violent, that any emotional disturbance can dera… https://t.co/EwFR03yzPk"As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the… https://t.co/sttnSBWW7D"The fish in the stone knows to fail is to do the living a favor." https://t.co/IBa1rsMbzN“The universe is made of distance and of dust.” Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt died on this day in 1921, having prov… https://t.co/Aom0swXJYXGosh this is glorious, beautifully illustrated letters to young people about why we read, 'A Velocity of Being'… https://t.co/BPSL7dLnNJ
Retweeted by Maria PopovaThis is so lovely: Shel Silverstein duets with Johnny Cash https://t.co/WOh4xFQ3Xp"Nothing here is certain; Landscapes merge With one another, houses Are never where they should be, Doors… https://t.co/RnzJhZZ8mEHarvard "computer" Annie Jump Cannon was born on this day in 1863. She worked tirelessly, deaf, to catalogue more t… https://t.co/VksEgz30luThe Bed Book – Sylvia Plath's lovely, forgotten children's poems, composed for her own kids and later illustrated b… https://t.co/gYguGsKY7G
12/12
2018
"The Fish in the Stone" — Rita Dove's stunning poem about deep time, read (with a marvelous personal story) by… https://t.co/xh3rENDUx3“If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.” Superb… https://t.co/lYRf6XzhB9"If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed..." https://t.co/nvcUeZc6nqFrom the annals of correlation vs. causation: Just after I finished writing the Dickinson chapters of #Figuring las… https://t.co/O81TzTQoAxNikki Giovanni's lovely poems for kids, selected and illustrated by 94-year-old artist Ashley Bryan… https://t.co/m7xdZvWfhW“Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.” 10 tenets of writing (whi… https://t.co/3OazsHMhG4“Information will never replace illumination.” Sontag, more than ever https://t.co/qys6dlc8P9“I have created a new universe from nothing.” How a Hungarian teenager revolutionized mathematics and equipped Ein… https://t.co/gKSLQBhGC5“Think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” https://t.co/wqJqquwZAnThe illustrated story of Persian polymath Ibn Sina and how he shaped the course of modern science… https://t.co/BUWEuuf8C6Found this in my archive from about a decade ago, still fascinating: What the world would look like if it were a vi… https://t.co/LlHq35vmkGHarvard "computer" Annie Jump Cannon was born on this day in 1863. She worked tirelessly, deaf, to catalogue more t… https://t.co/fQ4vdepI7CLebanese poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran's stunning love letters to Mary Haskell, born on this day in 1873… https://t.co/T1UAAsIbzQOn Ada Lovelace's birthday, a lovely children's book about how she became the world's first computer programmer (pe… https://t.co/pyuHzerD4sHow the Austrian sociologist, philosopher of science, social reformer, curator, and Vienna Circle co-founder Otto N… https://t.co/Dbh9yjuU67On Emily Dickinson's birthday, her stunning ode to resilience, animated: https://t.co/Tn8XQ33LOvOn Ada Lovelace's birthday, the illustrated story of how she and Charles Babbage invented the world's first compute… https://t.co/WtAEz8AeVx“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, nev… https://t.co/EWqmRAfhqELetter readings by @JadAbumrad, @alexanderchee, @JannaLevin, @adamgopnik, @naomirwolf, and other fine humans, with… https://t.co/op9TwI3bYV"Susie, will you indeed come home next Saturday, and be my own again, and kiss me as you used to?…The expectation o… https://t.co/7auEIGohi3NYC folk! @NYPL has just released a handful of secret tickets to our "sold out" (weird term for a free event) celeb… https://t.co/VcAwi11Ld4
12/11
2018
On Emily Dickinson's birthday, her remarkable herbarium — a forgotten masterpiece at the intersection of poetry and… https://t.co/Vt3XRVajLESo kind. This portion of #Figuring was among my sweetest writing hours, or perhaps bittersweetest. https://t.co/skBUpSeMKC“Words divide, pictures unite!” The original manifesto for infographics, data visualization, and pictorial statist… https://t.co/eOvYQciQSp“It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion, & hence seldom or never brought in… https://t.co/RBmRcwgz9iEmily Dickinson, born on this day in 1830, on living through loss https://t.co/ngMqjl75OJ https://t.co/fKmKCkNlRU"We grow accustomed to the Dark — When Light is put away —" On Emily Dickinson's birthday, her stunning ode to res… https://t.co/Qv1o8lKDvgOn Ada Lovelace's birthday, a lovely children's book about how she became the world's first computer programmer… https://t.co/SU85CfL2qt“Come with me this morning to the church within our hearts, where the bells are always ringing, and the preacher wh… https://t.co/jCeKehKmtM“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, nev… https://t.co/uCSojYLNDUOn Emily Dickinson's birthday, hr remarkable herbarium — a forgotten masterpiece at the intersection of poetry and… https://t.co/ZKst6H1IyUIn the 19th century, one young woman spent 7 years crafting a quilt of the Solar System to illustrate her astronomy… https://t.co/JPoEXD3lbnWoman comes back in, drops $20 into the jar. “Because I didn’t give enough.” Viva patronage and pay-what-you can fo… https://t.co/2an3zgui5l“The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.” On John Milton's birthda… https://t.co/My9XqfVo38Poetry Rx – lovely @ParisReview column by @kaysarahsera, wherein readers write in with particular emotions and are… https://t.co/hj3GAP9pON
12/10
2018
Artists illustrate the love of reading https://t.co/na0C8OEfoU https://t.co/GzoViAvq2RThe sweetest compliment, from the sagest soul. https://t.co/1XrKpACyWO"Who knows doesn’t talk. Who talks doesn’t know." Ursula K. Le Guin's feminist translation of the Tao Te Ching and… https://t.co/ECpxSVgE25“The most appalling quality of water is its strength. I love its flash and gleam, its music, its pliancy and grace,… https://t.co/AkzRIdxGhNOn thriving when things fall apart https://t.co/cEsoei4p7E https://t.co/pQjoTXBYlC“The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.” On Milton's birthday, Bl… https://t.co/MmFFJeCDGIKahlil Gibran on the courage to weather the uncertainties of love https://t.co/wqJqquwZAn https://t.co/f0RqjhZSq6Van Gogh on the beauty of sorrow and the enchantment of storms, in nature and in life https://t.co/5pVZaEi6KW https://t.co/GxX5cjCxRMWeekly highlights: Anne Lamott on forgiveness, self-forgiveness, and the relationship between brokenness and joy, N… https://t.co/Hgi9Aa87riIn October of 1883, a paper in the nation's capital reported that "an Iowa woman has spent seven years embroidering… https://t.co/BFlzUBoLKOIf you have a small human in your life whom you'd like to inspire, here are 15 wonderful picture-book biographies o… https://t.co/xCdiCdBRxs“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.” Emerson on the two pillars of friendship: https://t.co/14HB5Nthod“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” https://t.co/LEvCkECyAj"Who knows doesn’t talk. Who talks doesn’t know." Ursula K. Le Guin's feminist translation of the Tao Te Ching and… https://t.co/kDz14NbxfQHow Diego Rivera, born on this day in 1886, met the fierce teenage Frida Kahlo, then fell in love with her years la… https://t.co/Hsvswvwgb0“We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The univers… https://t.co/OikFQijIqW
12/9
2018
Reclaiming friendship – a visual taxonomy of platonic relationships to counter the (largely social-media-induced) c… https://t.co/rmPsIOO1q8“..we can’t imagine what life on the other side would be like — what we are currently missing — until after we’ve u… https://t.co/eswWvQZIvW
Retweeted by Maria PopovaJohn Lennon was killed on this day in 1980. He left us, besides some of the greatest music of the millennium and so… https://t.co/wsvtcrdUhY"I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow.” Frida Kahlo on how love amplifi… https://t.co/YiViYGy1S7In October of 1883, a paper in the nation's capital reported that "an Iowa woman has spent seven years embroidering… https://t.co/x8Ipw2V0fo“We are hardwired with curiosity inside us, because life knew that this would keep us going even in bad sailing… Li… https://t.co/X45FKl2d7GBy heartening popular demand, art prints from "A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader" — contemporary illus… https://t.co/PsuVEu2whUNabokov on the tyranny of common sense, the wellspring of wonder, and how we know that the world is good… https://t.co/OlHDlrHt2Z“The ability to forgive oneself … is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of h… https://t.co/HzALZNLecO“I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life. And she would continue to… https://t.co/BanuMPXqC2On James Thurber's birthday, his poignant and acutely politically timely 1927 parable about the destructive hunger… https://t.co/PHmsbziwfN“I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow.” Frida Kahlo on how love amplifi… https://t.co/Z7i3h9ThQAVan Gogh on the beauty of sorrow and the enchantment of storms, in nature and in life https://t.co/5pVZaEi6KW https://t.co/lV0rUSqYHf“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” I love John M… https://t.co/le0GvrIvA4The Vampire Problem – a brilliant thought experiment illustrating the paradox of transformative experiences and why… https://t.co/byBGSWFf90“The test of one’s decency is how much of a fight one can put up after one has stopped caring, and after one has fo… https://t.co/QGD65C9s14Lovely illustrated posters celebrating the love of books and the transformative joy of reading… https://t.co/AI8fSVemwA
12/8
2018
Work with love, embrace the unexpected, always remain in touch with the muse, and more advice to the young from tra… https://t.co/nr9EZewaJoThis is beautiful. "...what a gift [that she] never expressed impatience with my reports of the natural world, the… https://t.co/4POj8WF7Ld
Retweeted by Maria Popova"The rightness or wrongness of a page is always a massive risk." If you are a writer, or a person self-tasked with… https://t.co/gHzWr0ruLM“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your r… https://t.co/E1y3w2Qy0k
12/7
2018

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