Tag Archives: Books

20 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Reading And Thinking

“He might be a very clever man by nature, for all I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.” — Robert Hall, when asked whether he thought that Dr. Kippis was … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #49

Procrastination To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace, from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time! And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. — William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, … Continue reading

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, March 2018

Random Ramblings The Worst Possible Superpowers This is inspired by Masercot’s fun post with the same title. — The sporadic ability to run through walls. — The psychic power to break any of your own bone with just a thought. … Continue reading

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Quotable #38: Food And Diet

“The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.” – Andy Rooney

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A Way To Glowing Health

This is a guest post by Joe Malone While reading The World as I Found It by Bruce Duffy (1987), a novel about the social and philosophical interactions between Wittgenstein, Russell, and Moore, I came upon the following, referencing Bertrand Russell … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #37

Published A disappointed literary aspirant, weary of having his articles declined with thanks, and doubtful of his critics’ infallibility, copied out ‘Samson Agonistes,’ which he rechristened ‘Like a Giant Refreshed,’ and the manuscript, as an original work of his own, … Continue reading

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“Jovanovich”: A Bookish Parody Of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky

The following is an amusing pastiche of Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky, wherein the names of popular book publishing companies are incorporated into the poem: ‘Twas potter, and the little brown Did simon and schuster in the shaw; All mosby were the … Continue reading

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