On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (via feeling-natures-glow)
[Is it not Towel Day yet?]
How is it that a dog can eat its own vomit, scarf down a bunch of cat poop, and lick its own butt for hours and be totally fine? But if it eats half a candy bar it dies?
Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
English doesn’t borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.