For lovers of laughter, wisdom, and tea.


For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

Virginia Woolf

To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth.

Evelyn Fox Keller (Reflections on Gender and Science: Tenth Anniversary Paperback Edition)

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

Desmond Tutu

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.

Norman CousinsĀ 

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou
2:27 pm, by uncle-iroh
tagged: Maya Angelou, history, pain, courage,

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert F. Kennedy

The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that … women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.

Louise Otto
3:41 pm, by uncle-iroh
tagged: Louise Otto, history, women, feminism,