An Archive of Growth?

Month: December 2017

When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot?

–Kathleen Norris

 

books

Was he drunk?

F. Scott Fitzgerald once danced on the lawn of publishers Doubleday to attract Joseph Conrad; the caretaker noticed him and had him removed.

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.

–William F. Buckley, Jr.

 

college

Earn your degree

Over 60 percent of college degrees awarded in the U.S. every year are earned by women. (Source: genderacrossborders.com)

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

–Mark Russell

 

science

Extinction

The current pace of global average temperature rise puts approximately 25 to 35 percent of plant and animal species at increased risk of extinction. (Source: National Wildlife Federation)

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person — her husband.

–Lady Bird Johnson