I’m rearranging stuff and strangely, Buckley took this opportunity to pose next to The Lady. He sat there for quite awhile and I couldn’t resist the photo op.
"Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. "
A New Perspective of the Day: Historical Figures Dressed in Contemporary Fashion
Ever imagined what Shakespeare would look like if he were alive today? The British television channel Yesterdaycommissioned several illustrations of historical figures re-imagined as if they were still around for the biographical series Secret Life Of.Among those who were drawn include Queen Marie Antoinette as a high-class socialite (above, top), King Henry VIII as a suave suit-wearing gentleman (above, middle) and Shakespeare as a vest-wearing hipster (above, bottom).
"State power is readily captured and used by the powerful. It is strange to build normative theories on the implicit prediction that, if only state power is expanded, it will probably be used to redress and mitigate rather than entrench and aggravate the inequalities that have developed in the market and society."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
— Mark Twain (via nathanielstuart)
"Too often, our rhetoric treats the religious impulse to public action as presumptively wicked—indeed, as necessarily oppressive. But this is historically bizarre. Every time people whose vision of God’s will moves them to oppose abortion rights are excoriated for purportedly trying to impose their religious views on others, equal calumny is implicitly heaped upon the mass protest wing of the civil rights movement, which was openly and unashamedly religious in its appeal as it worked to impose it moral vision on, for example, those who would rather segregate their restaurants."
— Stephen L. Carter, Culture of Disbelief