Literature and Reading Archive

Quoted: C.S. Lewis on the Power of Giving Things Up

"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours." ~ C. S. Lewis

Happy Birthday, Uncle E.

Stuart Little, Wilbur the pig, and Charlotte the spider were born 115 years ago today. Well, their creator was.

Quoted: Emily Dickinson on Interminable Hope

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all -

Quoted: Jonathan Swift on the Futility of Irrationality

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into." ~ Jonathan Swift

Stephen King on Books as Magic

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing

Quoted: Robin Ince on Seeking Answers

"To be confused is actually a very exciting thing, but the desire to remain confused - that's where the disaster arises. You will never get all the answers, but try and make sure you can get as many as possible in your finite existence." ~ Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

3 for Thursday: 3 Recent Examples of Science Fiction Becoming Science Reality

Within the last week you may not have heard of three fantastic advances in science straight out of science fiction.

Quoted: Galileo on Evidence Versus Authority

"It appears to me that those who rely simply on the weight of authority to prove an assertion, without searching out arguments to support it, act absurdly." ~ Galileo
In search of belief changing ideas