"For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via simplybelove)
"Literature is not only a mirror; it is also a map, a geography of the mind. […] We need such a map desperately, we need to know about here, because here is where we live. For the members of a country or a culture, shared knowledge of their place, their here, is not a luxury but a necessity. Without that knowledge we will not survive."
Margaret Atwood, Survival (via libraryatsea)