Christopher Morley On Books

Christopher Morley (May 05, 1890 – March 28, 1957) You can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.  

Rachel Licker On Climate Change

Rachel Licker It’s startling to know there are individuals on the brink of adulthood who have spent their entire lives in a climate that, largely due to human activity, is vastly different from the one their parents experienced growing up.

Joseph Brodsky On Evil

Joseph Brodsky (May 24, 1940 – January 28, 1996) What we regard as Evil is capable of a fairly ubiquitous presence if only because it tends to appear in the guise of good.   🎂Happy Birthday Joseph Brodsky  (May 24, 1940 – January 28, 1996) In Memoriam🌹

Heinrich Böll On America

Heinrich Böll (December 21, 1917 – July 16, 1985) You have Watergate and you have press freedom. You have desert and you have New York, terrible provincialism and terrible up-to-dateness. Being American means the chance to be what you want.  

Hannah Arendt On Oblivion

Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) The holes of oblivion do not exist. Nothing human is that perfect, and there are simply too many people in the world to make oblivion possible. One man will always be left alive to tell the story.

Martha Nussbaum On Love

Martha Nussbaum (May 06, 1947 -) The alternations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart.   🎂Happy Birthday Martha Nussbaum (May 06, 1947 -)

Ann Druyan On Chance

Ann Druyan (June 13, 1949 -) …we were the beneficiaries of chance, that pure chance could be so kind that we could find one another in the vastness of space and the immensity of time. We knew that every moment should be cherished as the precious and unlikely coincidence that it was.