If you don’t expose yourself to viewpoints that you disagree with, then how do you know what you really believe in?

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"Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret of success."


Pioneering physicist Savas Dimopoulos in Particle Fever, the excellent documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson – a tenacity that characterized some of the greatest achievers and innovators in history.

Pair with Pixar’s cofounder on the importance of fostering a fail-forward culture.

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"Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door."

- Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via silence-des-etoiles)

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"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them and was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
“That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed.
“It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed."

- Catch-22, Joseph Heller (via aswelook)

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"'When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don't see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.'"

- Catch-22, Joseph Heller (via chaneslaughter)

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"What is a country? A country is piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural. Englishmen are dying for England, Americans are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia. Surely so many countries can’t all be worth dying for."

- Joseph Heller, Catch 22 (via the-snowdens-of-yester-year)

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""….Subconsciously there are many people you hate."
“Consciously sir, consciously.” Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. “I hate them consciously”."

- Catch 22, Joseph Heller (via thesethingsiveread)

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WiFi: connected
Me: then fucking act like it
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There is so much joy in this video. It makes me so happy.

he so happy

I screamed with happiness!

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Let’s play a fun game called “we’re just friends but I’d fuck you if you asked”

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Sir David Frederick Attenborough

i got to see this wonderful human being in the FLESH

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