“The History of our Revolution will be one continued lye [sic] from one end to the other. The essence of the whole will be that Dr. Franklin’s electric rod smote the earth and out sprang General Washington. Then Franklin electrified him… and thence forward those two conducted all the Policy, Negotiations, Legislations, and War.”
— John Adams in a letter to Benjamin Rush, 1790
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
— Roald Dahl (via voyageurvoyageur)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events Dedications
|The Bad Beginning:
||"To Beatrice- darling, dearest, dead."
|The Reptile Room:
||"For Beatrice- My love for you shall live forever. You, however, did not."
|The Wide Window:
||"For Beatrice– I would much prefer it if you were alive and well."
|The Miserable Mill:
||"To Beatrice– My love flew like a butterfly until death swooped down like a bat. As the poet Emma Montana McElroy said, 'That's the end of that.'"
|The Austere Academy:
||"For Beatrice– You will always be in my heart, in my mind, and in your grave."
|The Ersatz Elevator:
||"For Beatrice– When we met my life began, soon afterward, yours ended."
|The Vile Village:
||"For Beatrice– When we were together I felt breathless. Now you are."
|The Hostile Hospital:
||"For Beatrice– Summer without you is as cold as winter. Winter without you is even colder."
|The Carnivorous Carnival:
||"For Beatrice– Our love broke my heart, and stopped yours."
|The Slippery Slope:
||"For Beatrice– When we first met, you were pretty, and I was lonely. Now I am pretty lonely."
|The Grim Grotto:
||"For Beatrice– Dead women tell no tales. Sad men write them down."
|The Penultimate Peril:
||"For Beatrice-- No one could extinguish my love, or your house."
||"For Beatrice-- I cherished, you perished. The world's been nightmarished."
’To say that he was a great lover — sensual, generous, delightfully inventive — would be gravely understating what he did not only to my body, but for my soul. Every aspect of being with Marlon was thrilling, because he was more engaged in the world than anyone else I’d ever known,’- Rita Moreno on her relationship with Marlon Brando in an upcoming memoir
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I’m shortsighted, so I couldn’t see Keira and the director was waving his red jacket, screaming, ‘Left! Turn left.’ The audience is weeping for Darcy and I’m actually looking at a North Face puffer. (x)
“You must know … surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever.”
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“I hated high school…I remember sitting at my high school graduation surrounded by all these people who were already so nostalgic about the high school experience and they all had their little pom poms and were like, ‘Oh! This is so sad!’ And I was like, ‘Get. Me. Out. Of. Here.’”
ON HATING HIGH SCHOOL
Ask! Authors! Anything! Episode One
For the first nineteen years of my life, nothing happened. Nothing at all. Not ever.
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