"Your ASSUMPTIONS are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in."
Isaac Asimov - American author & professor of biochemistry at Boston University. Best known for his works of science fiction. 1920 - 1992. (via author-jpk)
"By liberty I mean the assurance
that every man shall be protected
in doing what he believes is his duty against
the influence of authority and majorities,
custom and opinion."
Lord Acton (via moralanarchism)
Buying and Selling in the World’s Bazaars, Souks, and Markets
In The Bazaars of Hyderabad
What do you sell, Oh ye merchants?
Richly your wares are displayed,
Turbans of crimson and silver,
Tunics of purple brocade,
Mirrors with panels of amber,
Daggers with handles of jade.
What do you weigh, Oh ye vendors?
Saffron, lentil and rice.
What do you cry, Oh fruitmen?
Citron, pomegranate and plum.
What do you make, Oh ye goldsmiths?
Wristlet and anklet and ring,
Bells for the feet of blue pigeons,
Frail as a dragon-fly’s wing,
Girdles of gold for the dancers,
Scabbards of gold for the king.
Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)
Known as The Nightingale of India
What is called ‘capitalism’ is basically a system of corporate mercantilism, with huge and largely unaccountable private tyrannies exercising vast control over the economy, political systems, and social and cultural life, operating in close cooperation with powerful states that intervene massively in the domestic economy and international society.
~ Noam Chomsky
Art - Obey Giant (Shepard Fairy)
"I have not been hasty in coming to a decision…"
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (via whats-out-there)