An Archive of Growth?

Month: November 2017

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That’s the basic spelling that every woman ought to know.

Mistinguette

 

books

Inchage

Joseph Conrad, author of Heart of Darkness, avoided reading reviews of his work and instead measured them with a ruler. The longer the review, the better he felt about it. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

Women’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.

–Cornelia Otis Skinner

 

writing

Whoops

Alexandre Dumas fought his first duel at age 23. During the course of the duel, his trousers fell down. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?

–Phyllis Diller

 

science

Vaxx your kids

By 1979 the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared smallpox to be the first infectious disease to have been eradicated from the face of the earth, through the use of…

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

–Philip K. Dick

 

America - land I love to mock

Nan’yehi

Upon her husband’s death, Cherokee leader Nancy Ward (Nan’yehi) took his place in a 1775 battle against the Creeks, and led the Cherokee to victory. After the victory, she became head of…

Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.

–Mark Twain