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September 30th, 2010 · 32 Comments Gary Provost, quoted in Roy Peter Clark’s (terrific) Writing Tools : This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous.
A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson : “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here . If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics , a 51 volume series that you can now download online.
Out guest cartoonist today is Aaron Renier. His first graphic novel, the all-ages Spiral Bound , was my favorite book from the 2005 Comic Con. (Alex Robinson was signing my copy of Box Office Poison when he booktalked it to me (Aaron was sitting quietly beside him.))
If If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.