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Posts tagged "love"
Feb 14, 2014
Marvin Gaye’s (ridiculous) liner notes for Let’s Get It On
Quotes T.S. Eliot!
Excerpt from A General Theory Of Love
From A General Theory of Love by UCSF’s Dr. Thomas Lewis.
It’s a great mix of humor, poetics and science.
“Long-standing togetherness writes permanent changes into a brain’s open book. In a relationship, one mind revises another; one heart changes its partner. … Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.”
"Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love."
I just started this last night. Started with the 7th chapter about kids. Lots of underlining, including this passage:
Everything a person is and everything he knows resides in the tangled thicket of his intertwined neurons. These fateful, tiny bridges number in the quadrillions, but they spring from just two sources: DNA and daily life.
First heard about it from Maria.
(Source: mabelles, via jedsundwall)
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.
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