The College emblem prior to the merger with Bedford College. #rhul #royalholloway #universityoflondon
I’m tryna figure out what the Latin is saying but I’m not sure what a first person plural future passive indicative even means.
“in the name of our god we shall be made great” is the most literal
Burrito @ Taco Bell
Illuminating Quotes, Visualised – Part XXIII
I’ve been waiting to post this one for a while.
In 2005 David Foster Wallace gave A commencement speech at Kenyon College that has since been published into a small, brief and beautiful book entitled This is Water. It is suffice to say I treat nearly everything David Foster Wallace wrote as closer to Truth than anything a mechanism of science could produce. His sincere reflections on how we are unable to see what we are constantly submerged in, that which should be blatantly obvious, are beautifully insightful.
I venture to say that of all the troves of quotations I horde, this is my most loved;
“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning, boys. How’s the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?’ “
[video] [h/t: hobolunchbox]
if you love something, set it free
Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be. —
Albert Camus (via ceylans)
i don’t know if i buy that camus said this? (all google results are tumblr and nowhere else) but solitude yes is a restorative and vital thing sometimes
yeah it doesn’t really seem that Camus to me but it’s nice in any case
so there are other fake quoters out there besides me!
(Source: hellanne, via thewindinmyheart)