Out of this world we cannot fall. — Grabbe, Christian. Quoted by Freud.
The sun set and the wind blew south from the north. The dust and debris whipped up from the ground swam in the orange light of the late day. As the moon rose, in concordance with the sun’s absence, that too was tainted orange, blessing the night with an eery glow, in which none could hide and which threw shadows that appeared as man and beast in the corners of anyone’s eyes, moving like limbs and wayward hair. The barren trees stayed silhouetted through the night and though the sky was clear, the thick air, thick right into the cavernous attic of the land, masked the purity of the stars’ light. Out there in the deserted landscape a child screamed out from his crib, relentless and strong. But through the dirt and dust his cries went unheard further than a matter of metres and his strife was his and his alone.
There are four absolutes: life, death, time, space.
I’m having feelings.
(Source: havenotwantnot, via tangerinewerewolves)
Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!
DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED
are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD
can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you
pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys
Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.
You could not possibly understand how happy this makes me.
I have hope for the wizarding world again.
Unless he just charmed the spoon to auto-stir and is derping about with his finger without realising because all of his attention is focused on the book.
You know. Like the way I start masturbating without realising it when I’m reading Private Eye?
I mean this is all great stuff but the important thing here is that Ian Brown is a wizard.
(Source: twistedmartini, via -killerqueen)
Persistent belief in miracles can be claimed as evidence that we are religious animals — Twelftree,Graham H. Miracles (2011)
If you look at zero you see nothing; but if you look through it you will see the world — Kaplan, Robert. The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero. Oxford: The Oxford University Press, 1999.
This is a necessary condition, for if my consciousness were not consciousness of being consciousness of the table, it would then be consciousness of that table without consciousness of being so. In other words, it would be a consciousness ignorant of itself, an unconsciousness - which is absurd. This is a sufficient condition, for my being conscious of being conscious of that table suffices in fact for me to be conscious of it. That is of course not sufficient to permit me to affirm that this table exists in itself - but rather that it exists for me. —
Being and Nothingness, Sartre.
The pivotal moment which defines my love/hate relationship with Sartre.
While it has been difficult for our whole family, the only thing I’d change about all that has happened is all the pain my mother has had to endure. Not just during her depressed times, but being ostracized by her friends and by much of our family, by my horrific teenage years in which I developed feelings of resentment and took it out on her, by my younger sister following suit, by being sacked and enduring poverty, the guilt that her illness and its adverse affects has put her under and which she still endures.
But for myself, and very selfishly I would never change her being bi-polar, not least because it’s a part of who she is and I love her for all of her, but also because it has shaped who I am; made me more compassionate, prepared me for life’s struggles later in life, forced me to put things in perspective, it has made me more self aware, has painted my life with many colours that others never get to experience, has helped me understand how truly blessed I am in so, so many ways and, in many respects, my mum’s intermittent madness has made me more sane.
Verb. To pity and ridicule another over their ridiculous life choices or approach to any given situation, while envying their ability to do so.
C.I.P: “Oh man, I totally pityenvy my neighbour, he’s been complaining about that fucking hedge for weeks!” Pity their small mindedness, envy that their life is so wonderful that overgrown hedges is all that annoys them.
C.I.P.2: “I’ve been mega pityenvying that my sister, she tried to dye her hair bright green but it went the colour of a swamp.” Pity that her hair went such a terrible colour. Envy that she has the balls to want to dye it green.