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"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart."
— from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die."
— from “Indian Camp”
"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact."
— from The Garden of Eden
"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain."
— from A Farewell to Arms
[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.”
— from Hills Like White Elephants
"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest."
— from For Whom the Bell Tolls
[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
— from The Sun Also Rises
"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
— from A Moveable Feast
"The old man was dreaming about the lions."
— from The Old Man and the Sea
Wingtip vortices are a result of the finite length of a wing. Airplanes generate lift by having low-pressure air travelling over the top of the wing and higher pressure air along the bottom. If the wing were infinite, the two flows would remain separate. Instead, the high-pressure air from under the wing sneaks around the wingtip to reach the lower pressure region. This creates the vorticity that trails behind the aircraft. I was first introduced to the concept of wingtip vortices in my junior year during introductory fluid dynamics. As I recall, the concept was utterly bizarre and so difficult to wrap our heads around that everyone, including the TA, had trouble figuring out which way the vortices were supposed to spin. A few good photos and videos would have helped, I’m sure. (Photo credits: U.S. Coast Guard, S. Morris, Nat. Geo/BBC2)
This entire movie was an emotional roller coaster but this is the scene that absolutely shattered my heart.
Orange is the New Black - Elle Photoshoot
THIS IS AMAZING
They all look so different, this is fantastic
Jacky Mazel wearing a red evening gown by Madame Gres, 1955
Most kids on this website don’t even know what this is
That’s a coffee table
Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
- Ottonian crown on display at Essen’s cathedral treasury, ca. 1100. Long believed to be the infant crown of king of Romans Otto III
- Long called the Crown of St. Louis and thought to have been made in Paris, the Crown of Liège, acquired by the Louvre in 1947, is now known to be a Mosan piece (late 13th century)
- Crown of Elizabeth Kotromanic (born ca. 1339) in Zadar, given by Louis I of Hungary