“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso 2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. You should like Thought Catalog on Facebook here. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
22 Movies from 2012 That Will Be Future Cult Classics. 1.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower I was skeptical about the existence of a Perks movie from the moment it was announced — from the casting choices (Hermoine, really?) Down to the fact that Stephen Chbosky was directing his own work. (As a first-time director.) For anyone who saw the Doubt movie (Dutch angles! However, I’ve rarely been so happy to be wrong. Because of skeptics like me, Perks is still finding an audience with lovers of the novel and newbies. 2. & 3. Between these and Wreck-It Ralph, 2012 was a great year for original animation and kiddie concepts that were a little outré for mainstream moviegoers. 4.
& 5. I put these two together because they were basically the same movie. However, like this year’s 21 Jump Street remake, Dredd was better than it had any right to be, due to choice direction behind the camera (Pete Travis, Omagh) and great performances from the underrated Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, who deserve to be much bigger stars. The 500 greatest films in the history - a list by Igor Balashov. Rare Photos of NYC Go Online - 870K images going back to 1800s added to public database. Top 10 Most Misunderstood Lines in Literary History. There’s no better way to sound smart than by dropping a perfectly timed quote from some well-respected literature.
It shows that you’re both well-read and possess the stunning intellect to memorize whole chunks of books in the off chance that you might need it at some point (and barely anyone ever considers the implication that you just have way too much free time). The problem is that a lot of the most famous quotes need context to be fully understood and, if you use them without knowing what they really mean, you might accidentally be saying something pretty dumb.
For example… 10. Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken Famous Quote: “I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” The United States’ most famous poet’s most famous poem is a timeless ode to the American ideals of “individuality” and “forging your own path.” Except aside from that last part, everything we just said isn’t true. 9. Famous Quote: “Star-Crossed Lovers” 36 Hours in Porto, Portugal. Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany. Spinning a yarn … King Golden Hair, one of the newly-discovered fairytales.
Illustration: Barbara Stefan A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.
Last year, the Oberpfalz cultural curator Erika Eichenseer published a selection of fairytales from Von Schönwerth's collection, calling the book Prinz Roßzwifl. This is local dialect for "scarab beetle". Von Schönwerth compiled his research into a book called Aus der Oberpfalz – Sitten und Sagen, which came out in three volumes in 1857, 1858 and 1859. Young Women Often Trendsetters in Vocal Patterns. We Do Mornings All Wrong - Stressful routine hurts our creativity. (Newser) – An alarm clock jolting you awake, a frenetic rush through shower and commute, and maybe a scant few minutes to glance over depressing headlines: Pretty much every part of your morning routine is dooming your chance to do any sort of creative thinking.
Recent studies show, for instance, that we are at our most creative when we're sleepy and not as focused—like when we first wake up, or before we fall asleep—so we should take advantage of that time.The stress of a commute and the sadness of reading the news also inhibit our problem-solving capabilities. All this means that we must rethink our morning routine, writes Annie Murphy Paul in Time. What you should do is wake up a few minutes early, take advantage of those groggy moments to write down any thoughts that occur to you, then take a longer shower while continuing to let your thoughts wander. American Horror Story Soundtrack. Best Images of 2011. _lwozfoyXG91qegcl7o1_500.jpg 500×346 pixels. Brit Marling - Biography.