“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”CALVIN COOLIDGE
“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.”-Milton Friedman
The following excerpts are from J.R.R Tolkien’s essay collection: On Fairy Stories.
His wisdom is always pertinent, especially during these times of vulnerability:
Featured Image: Spirit of the Night, 1879, by John Atkinson Grimshaw
There’s nothing quite as cheerful as the opening theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show:
Watching this and listening to the music makes me so nostalgic for a time when we were more innocent. However that refrain, “you’re gonna make it after all,” reassures us, after all these years, that there are still brighter days ahead.
“Je n’aime pas le pantalon lorsqu’il est porté de façon revendicatrice. C’est à dire ‘je suis l’égal de l’homme,’ le côté George Sand, suffragette. Je n’aime pas ça du tout. Je pense qu’en portant un pantalon, une femme peut développer son maximum de féminité pour lutter contre lui. C’est un handicap qu’il faut surmonter par sa féminité.”
YVES SAINT LAURENT
In other words; wear pants as proof that you’re a woman. Don’t wear them to prove that women can also wear pants.