Category Archives: Wisdom

Kick Him Out!

CaptureI haven’t posted for a long time, but I had to share this. It is from the funniest book I’ve read in a long time: A Bad Boy’s First Reader written by Frank Bellew and published in New York by G.W. Carleton & Co. in 1881. I got it from a archive of 6,000 historical children’s books digitized and posted online by the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library, which I discovered at Open Culture. Check it out, it’s wonderful!CaptureCapture


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Because Express Yourself

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It’s How We Use it That Will Define Us


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Led Astray by Unfortunate Lessons on Dating: A Cautionary Tale

This is the month for romance novels. Granted, they have come a long way since Jane Austin’s time, often with much stronger heroines and modern plot lines but one might be wise to consider the following advice.

Claire Fallon was a victim of romance novels. Much wiser now, she has shared the lessons learned in Everything I Knew About Dating I Learned From 19th Century Novels. Huge Mistake.


An excerpt:

BigPinkHeartDate a guy who thinks you’re just attractive enough to tolerate. (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)

He’s willing to hook up with you, so does it really matter that he once told your friend he thought he could snag a hotter girlfriend than you? Maybe he makes fun of your love handles, then gently suggests getting a gym membership. Don’t give up! Tell yourself you can win him over with your vivacious personality. One day he’ll find you beautiful. After all, Mr. Darcy went from finding Elizabeth Bennett “tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me” to proclaiming her “one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance” after a couple hundred pages of banter and general hilarity. Lesson: He might be settling for you now, but keep trying and someday he’ll really appreciate you. Really.”

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Ageless Wisdom, Strength and Beauty


Quotes and images combined by Daniel Dalton.
Via Buzzfeed, where you can see 25 more.

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Writing Advice From Famous Authors

Click any of the images for more advice.
The Loft Literary Center via 22 Words.

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Make Your Soul Grow

Kurt Vonnegut

The following letter is Kurt Vonnegut’s response to requests from high school students in 2006 for a school visit.

Click on either image to read the transcript of the letter and about the students’ letters at Letters of Note.

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