Hogmanay \hog-muh-NEY, noun: 1. a gift given on New Year’s Eve. proper noun: 1. New Year’s Eve in Scotland. Farther on, Gib Dempster’s dame, Kate, is at her door, with the bottle in her hand, to give another menagerie of maskers their “hogmanay,” in the form of a dram; and Gib is at her back, eyeing her with a squint, to count how many interlusive applications...
Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back...– Charles Kingsley (via kari-shma)
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at...– Eleanor Roosevelt (via mikeycdavis)
dithyrambic \dith-uh-RAM-bik, adjective: 1. Wildly enthusiastic. 2. Wildly irregular in form. 3. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dithyramb. “I didn’t know anyone could ever become dithyrambic about algebra,” said Dick. — Joseph A. Altsheler, The Tree of Appomattox This was the dithyrambic exaltation they had ardently waited for. — Bret Harte, A Protegee...
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Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares...– Edwin Hubbel Chapin (via bitchville)
Saying nothing…sometimes says the most.– Emily Dickinson (via kari-shma)
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.– Salvador Dali (via quote-book)
I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing...– Abraham Lincoln (via reluctantbuddha) (via quote-book)
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human...– Stephen Hawking (via quote-book)
engram \EN-gram, noun: 1. The supposed physical basis of an individual memory in the brain. 2. A presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace. What I found was that I did not retain a single specific engram of tying a shoe, or a pair of shoes, that dated from any later than when I was four or five years old, the age at which I...
All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.– Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five (via jesthenoir)
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impugn PRONUNCIATION: (im-PYOON) MEANING: verb tr.: To call in question or cast doubt upon. ETYMOLOGY: Via French from Latin impugnare (to attack), from im- (towards) + pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk (to prick) which is also the source of point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, and poniard. Earliest documented use: 1384. ...
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you...– Eleanor Roosevelt (via wearethedigitalkids)
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.– Edgar Allan Poe (via narcosis)
It’s easy to be miserable. Being happy is tougher — and cooler.– Thom Yorke (via kari-shma)
All the bitchy girls in the world are just a training ground for what men can do...– Keeping the Moon, by Sarah Dessen (via quote-book)
gambrinus \gam-BRAHY-nuhs, noun: A mythical Flemish king, the reputed inventor of beer. As a bit of amusing anachronism it may be mentioned that there is a poetical apotheosis of Gambrinus, which elevates that personage to the dignity of a heathen god, alongside of Bacchus. — George Ehret, Twenty-five years of brewing: with an illustrated history of American beer Gambrinus, the...
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you...– Maureen Dowd (via kari-shma) I will always reblog this.
I am a cage, in search of a bird.– Franz Kafka (via narcosis)
I have scars on my hands from touching certain people.– J.D. Salinger (via apathie, suzywire) (via loveyourchaos, cockmouth) (via leukocytes) (via iwantmybearsuit) (via brokenmachine)
eschatological \es-kuh-tl-OJ-i-kuhl, adjective: 1. Regarding last, or final, matters, often of a theological nature. 2. Regarding any system of doctrines concerning theological endings, such as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc. Those chill forests, quietly throbbing with ancient vitality, seemed to refute the firmest eschatological convictions. — Tom Robbins, Skinny legs and...