No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
This is probably the single most stupid thing I’ve ever put on the Internet, which is really saying something.
Accidentally dropping fountain pens is fun.
post a pic of your favorite book of all time (and tag it #idealbookshelf ) for a chance to win a little painting of it! (or just tweet the name of it to @idealbookshelf ) this is mine ❤️📔❤️ (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ)
I doubt this contest is still running, but wow that book is beautiful.
Klaus Baudelaire, the middle child, loved books. Or, rather, the things he learned from books. The Baudelaire parents had an enormous library in their mansion. A room filled with thousands of books on nearly every subject. And nothing pleased Klaus more than spending an afternoon filling up his head with their contents.
"Take my name off of the lease, you can even keep the name, it never suited me." I’m not very happy with the quality of my calligraphy here, but I liked the quote too much to not post it. As an added bonus, I can spell Blake Schwarzenbach’s name without needing a reference. #calligraphy
Let me tell you about my boat. The Belafonte was a long-range sub hunter during the second world war, which we bought from the U.S. navy for $ 900,000. The sauna was designed by an engineer from the Chinese space program and we need a Swedish masseuse on staff. Here’s where we do all our science projects and experiments and so on. This is the kitchen which contains probably some of the most technologically advanced equipment on the ship. Elanor put together a topnotch research library for us with a complete first-edition set of the life aquatic companion series. We process our own rushes and keep a cutting room on board so we can do an assembly while we’re shooting. This s the observation bubble, which I thought up in a dream, actually. Two albino scouts swim with the ship. They’re supposedly very intelligent, although I’ve never seen evidence of it. Here’s the engine room. The bearing casings aren’t supposed to look like that but we can’t afford to fix ‘em this year. Topside we’ve got the bridge, the mini sub, an old chopper and all kinds of radar and sonar and underwater movie gadgets.