5 examples of how the languages we speak can... →
jazzseeksjustice: divineirony: To say, “This is my uncle,” in Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger. “All of this information is obligatory. Chinese doesn’t let me ignore it,” says...
the world is heavy but your bones (just a cubic inch) can hold 19,000 lbs ounce for ounce they are stronger than steel atom for atom you are more precious than diamond and stars have died so that you may live you need to remember these things when you say that you are weak and worthless
Reblog if you still believe there are wonderful...
thegreenwolf: Believe? Hell, I *know* there are.
deanogoddamn: wish i had the patience to carry around a tiny cup of tea with me so whenever someone said something really stupid i’d just go That would be a totally cute idea for a keychain.
rynvasnormandy: 64kbps: hitlersbreastmilk: letting ur nails grow out so you can claw people to death just girly things
Words bend our thinking to infinite paths of self-delusion, and the fact that we...– Dan Simmons, Hyperion (via cyberpunkquotes)