The Cynic's Sanctuary. 10 Sentences that Can Change Your Life. The power of a sentence is tremendous.
A single destructive sentence can ruin somebody’s life, make your day, or change your mood. Fortunately, there are some sentences that can give us power to go on. "What Does Love Mean?" See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love Article. By:Ladan Lashkari A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: "What does love mean?
" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think... "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will. 1.
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.' "The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut's "good uncle" Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country. Though he was sometimes derided as too gloomy and cynical, Vonnegut's most resonant messages have always been hopeful in the face of almost-certain doom. And his best advice seems almost ridiculously simple: Give your own happiness a bit of brainspace. 2. 3. 4. 5. Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations. Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson.
The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State. Robertson would see a "little jewel of a sentence" and he'd underline it. Then, he would take those "snippets of text and ideas" and "let the words be a springboard for an illustration. " As he told Huffington Post, "The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye. " Here are 12 of our favorites. Update: Check out more clever illustrations in Part II of this story. - StumbleUpon. Funny Philosophy Quotes. 15 unusual words that make writers swoon. In a previous post, I wrote about the value of using simple words in place of complex words.
Readers are not impressed by the use of complex words; they're frustrated by them. Though I strive to use simple, clear terms in my own writing, there are some words that I am just dying to use. Archaic, unusual words that I have stumbled upon in fiction. Words that have drawn me in. I like the ways these words sound. If I could only find a way to work them into my next article on surgical checklists. Vex. Example: You take delight in vexing me by deliberately using bad grammar. Portmanteau. Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group. Seven great writing quotes from seven great American writers. Ernest Hemingway once said “All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” As much as we love our Ernest, we beg to differ. It’s not just the amazing books Americans have written, which cause us to contradict Papa’s viewpoint. It’s the words of wisdom these masters have shared about their craft. John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway Elmore Leonard Toni Morrison Stephen King Henry Miller. Oscar Wilde's most enduring epigrams - infographic. - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Find quotes about anything and everything. Design inspiration & news. VERY INTERESTING UNKNOWN FACTS. 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions. 405 Flares Facebook 137 Twitter 5 Google+ 194 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 68 68 405 Flares × A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.
We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our dreams, goals and desires. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers. Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Few extra questions Thank you for visiting, we hope you find our site, enjoyable, informative and educational. Quotes About Life-21. Rules of Life, Life Quotes, Tumblr Quotes, Relatable Quotes, Inspirational Quotes. The smart thing to do. Thursday Humor. Little BGCG - StumbleUpon. Sometimes All You Need Is A Little Inspiration to Keep Rolling - StumbleUpon.
Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein - StumbleUpon. [Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my web page.
I'm afraid I can't vouch for its authenticity, tell you where it came from, who compiled the list, who Kevin Harris is, or anything like that. Still, the quotes are interesting and enlightening.] "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. "