George Bernard Shaw, born on this day in 1856, on marriage, the oppression of women, and the hypocrisy of monogamy
Live on coffee and flowers
Try not to wonder what the weather will be
I figured out what we’re missing
I tell you miserable things after you are asleep…
"Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
Jorge Luis Borges, “The Threatened”
What do Freud, Maria Abramovi, Beethoven, and you have in common? For one, the need to sleep.
The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.
The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are inventively illustrated in Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. The infographic seems to debunk the myth that geniuses stay up through the wee hours working manically, and that you’re more creative when you’re tired—most of these 27 luminaries got a wholesome eight hours a night.
Interesting approach, Balzac.
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.