Intellectual Wallpaper

A constant swish of the leaves

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“The best way to use Twitter? I don’t wanna brag, but I do have 1.5 million Twitter followers so this is kind of my area of expertise. And in my professional opinion the best way to use Twitter is to tell people what’s on your Tumblr. I don’t know if there’s another use for Twitter, really, than to be like, Look! Look what I Tumbled about today!” –John Green

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What A Great Game

“You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.” – Louie CK

“DRINKING GAME: Settle down with a book and a nice glass of wine. Every time you feel a bit thirsty, take a sip.” – Waterstones Oxford St. Twitter

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'A Moderate Amount Of Shrooms' Is A Wonderful Phrase

“Raising a child is like taking care of someone who’s on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad.” – Ron Funches

“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.” – Tennessee Williams

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See? We’re Allowed To Like Chopin, Citizen Kane, AND Farts

“Look at the kind of people who most object to the childishness and cheapness of celebrity culture. Does one really want to side with such apoplectic and bombastic bores? I should know, I often catch myself being one, and it isn’t pretty. I will defend the absolute value of Mozart over Miley Cyrus, of course I will, but we should be wary of false dichotomies. You do not have to choose between one or the other. You can have both. The human cultural jungle should be as varied and plural as the Amazonian rainforest. We are all richer for biodiversity. We may decide that a puma is worth more to us than a caterpillar, but surely we can agree that the habitat is all the better for being able to sustain each. Monocultures are uninhabitably dull and end as deserts.” – Stephen Fry

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I Miss That Show

“Dude, this new hockey game is awesome.” “Yeah, it’s so realistic, it won’t even let me create a black player.” – Max and Brad on Happy Endings

“For a good thyme, call your local Farmer’s Market.” – Daniel O’Brien

“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” – Carl Jung

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“My favorite thing about ‘50’s doo-wop bands is the guy that bellows like a trapped whale in the beginning - ‘DUUUURHHHH, BO BO, BEEEEEEEH’ (etc) and then the tiny man that sounds like he’s got a cat coming out of his face sings over the top of him - ‘WAAAAAH, WAAAA-AAAAAA-OOO-AAAAAH’ and the rest of the guys just sort of start shouting at each other and sweating and hitting each other with chairs and I’m probably talking about Wrestlemania at this point.” –James Hance

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Family Hijinks

(Maddy is pitting an avocado)

MOM: “Watch it! You’ll slit your wrists! I don’t want to go to the emergency room!”

KATY: “Yeah, they might see you in your outdoor outfit.”

MOM: “Well, I would change first.”

“At least once a day I talk to an old lady about poop.” –Dad

“I’ve always felt that you were the Garth to my Wayne.” “I’ve never felt closer to you than right now.” –Katy and Maddy

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All Respected Except That One In Alexandria…

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” –William Gibson

“A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.” - Mark Twain

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” – Anne Herbert

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