Ernest Hemingway

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” – Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms, 1929)

The Touch – by Renee Vivien

The trees have kept some lingering sun in their branches,
Veiled like a woman, evoking another time,
The twilight passes, weeping. My fingers climb,
Trembling, provocative, the line of your haunches.

My ingenious fingers wait when they have found
The petal flesh beneath the robe they part.
How curious, complex, the touch, this subtle art–
As the dream of fragrance, the miracle of sound.

I follow slowly the graceful contours of your hips,
The curves of your shoulders, your neck, your unappeased breasts.
In your white voluptuousness my desire rests,
Swooning, refusing itself the kisses of your lips.


Astro Teller

“If I was to tell you that we’re gonna try to get a monkey up on a ten foot pedestal to give us Shakespeare monologues, which do you think we should do, train the monkey first or build the pedestal first? Like we could build the pedestal, it seems like we made progress. But that’s probably the wrong thing to have spent time on, cause if we can’t get the monkey to do the monologues on the ground, then we just wasted the time and money on the pedestal.” – Astro Teller (Captain of Moonshots (CEO) of X)