"How Beer Saved the World" documentary on Netflix is worth adding to your queue.
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” —Charles Bukowski (via wordpainting)
“Striking a serious blow to the contention that it’s bad teaching — not bad luck in life — that makes some American students perform much worse than others (and all of them much worse than students in other countries), Ravitch noted that on a recent international test, the Program for International Student Assessment, “American schools in which fewer than 10% of the students were poor outperformed the schools of Finland, Japan and Korea. Even when as many as 25% of the students were poor, American schools performed as well as the top-scoring nations. As the proportion of poor students rises, the scores of U.S. schools drop.” —
It’s really hard to not copy all of this article into a massive quote-block.
“If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” —Ayn Rand (via creatingaquietmind)
“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” —Willa Cather; The Song of the Lark (via wordpainting)
“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald (via creatingaquietmind)
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” —L.M. Montgomery (via creatingaquietmind)
all I want to do is travel.
“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.” —Neil Gaiman (via excessivebookshelf)
“I speak to these people, and I speak to you because I cannot help it. It gives me strength, almost unbelievable strength, to know that you are there. I covet your eyes, your ears, the collapsible space between us. How blessed are we to have each other? I am alive and you are alive so we must fill the air with our words. I will fill today, tomorrow, every day until I am taken back to God. I will tell stories to people who will listen and to people who don’t want to listen, to people who seek me out and to those who run. All the while I will know that you are there. How can I pretend that you do not exist? It would be almost as impossible as you pretending that I do not exist.” —What Is the What by Dave Eggers