An Archive of Growth?

General

books

J. R. R. VIKING AAAAAH

J. R. R. Tolkien was known to dress up as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon warrior and chase his astonished neighbour down the street. (Source: interestingliterature.com)
books

Age of Gender Enlightenment

In 1921, American novelist Edith Wharton was the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She won the award for her novel The Age of Innocence, a story set…

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

–Mae West

 

Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.

–Blore’s Razor

 

books

Fandom at work

The only fan letter Richard Dawkins has ever written was to Douglas Adams; to his delight, he got one back. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

Sacred cows make the best hamburgers.

–Mark Twain

 

books

tsundoku

The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.

–Dan Quayle

 

food

Cuppa

The first recorded reference to anyone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660. (Source: interestingliterature.com)

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.

–Paul Harvey

 

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.

–Thomas Jefferson

 

Africa

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world and the one and only female pharaoh in recorded history. (Source: genderacrossborders.com)
books

Durrrrrrrr

When Marcel Proust and James Joyce met in 1922, they spent dinner talking about their ailments before admitting they hadn’t read each other’s work. (Source: interestingliterature.com)
anime and manga

Tale of Genji

The world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu. (Source: genderacrossborders.com)

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

–George Orwell

 

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

–Oscar Wilde

 

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.

–Solomon Short

 

travel

How to Properly Pack a Suitcase

First, you want some packing cubes. These are square- and rectangular-shaped bags designed to compartmentalize your shit. You can divide your stuff however you like--complete outfit for Day 1, Day…
  • 1
  • 2