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Posts tagged "love"
Feb 20, 2013
One of the great under-narrrated pleasures of living: long-term fidelity & love.
Feb 14, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
» Iain McGilchrist on the limits of neuroscience
It’s a mistake to think that this kind of thing will tell you more about what a human being is. There was a huge amount of excitement a few years ago when somebody found what they called the love circuit, what lights up when you fall in love. Well, did you expect your brain to be a virgin when you fell in love? Of course, something in your brain is going to light up. Something in your brain lights up when you eat a cheese sandwich. This isn’t very interesting. It’s interesting in a way in putting into context what bits of the brain may be doing, but it doesn’t tell you anything about the experience of falling love. Brains don’t tell you about persons, they don’t tell us about consciousness, they don’t tell us about life.
Dec 09, 2012
The idea for the song came to Reid while reading an article about a man arrested for getting drunk and shooting at his girlfriend’s car. The judge asked him if he had learned anything, to which he replied, “I learned, Your Honor, that you can’t make a woman love you if she don’t.
Aug 05, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
» 1984 was a love story.
Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story, in his Fresh Air interview:
When I think of “1984” and “Brave New World,” two brilliant, dystopian books, I remember some of the ideas better in “Brave New World” because I think some of the ideas were stronger and more developed that Orwell’s sort of Stalinist take on Russia.
But I remember “1984” as a novel better because the romance between Julia and Winston was real. It was real, and it was a romance that stood against a society that just wanted to destroy them. And I think, you know, that’s why you root for Winston and Julia because you know that they’re doomed.
I was kind of a romantic kid, so one of the reasons I loved 1984 when I was in middle school was because it was a love story. Something a lot of people forget…
Nov 06, 2011
I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
Aug 23, 2011
When Jerry and I started to write, we were writing to amuse ourselves. It was done out of a love of doing it. We got very lucky in the sense that at some point what we wrote also amused a lot of other people.
Dec 13, 2010
I don’t want to meet someone who shares my interests. I hate my interests.
Oct 06, 2010
Ric Cartey - Born to Love One Woman
…born to love one woman
Funny, but it’s true
Born to be one woman’s man
That one woman is you
Not many rockabilly songs (or songs period) devoted to monogamy…