July 15, 2015

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
Ray Bradbury

"Nine! The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. Ten! If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it. Eleven! If he's lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he'll ever get to being a hero. Hell, I don't know why anybody would want to be a Navy Diver. Now you report to this line, Cookie!"
— Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro), Men of Honor (2000)

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (part 8 of 11 )
  • Della Robbia blue is a color used in the Italian Majolica bas reliefs of Luca Della Robbia (1400-1482), whose famous gates of the Sacristy of the Cathedral were said by Michelangelo to be worthy of being the Gates of Heaven.
  • The varsovienne / varsouvienne / varsoviana, named for Warsaw (Poland) where it originated about 1850, is a slow, graceful dance in 3/4 time with an accented downbeat in alternate measures. It combines elements of the waltz, mazurka, and polka. The dance was popular in 19th-century America, where it was danced to the tune "Put Your Little Foot".
  • Elia Kazan's first collaboration with Tennessee Williams.
  • Credited on-screen: "The Pulitzer Prize and New York Critics Award Play".

  • Ability is a poor man's wealth.
    John Wooden

  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  • There are 1,792 steps in the Eiffel Tower
  • Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.
  • Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
  • EMI stands for ‘ Electrical and Musical Instruments’.

  • Soldiers line up spaced with pride, Two long rows lined side by side. One sole unit can decide, If the rows will unite or divide. Tell me, tell me, scream it out. What's the thing I talk about?

    Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

    “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less”

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