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I don’t know Ms. Allis, but I like that she decided to illustrate Miyazake’s words.
Yes. All of it.
I’m sure I’ve reblogged this before, but it never gets old.
Chartist-in-Residency – Maggie Takes Over
Goooooooood morning chart-enthusiasts!
Welcome to a full day of chart-and-quote-related postings and reflections. I’m Maggie Appleton (I go by the pseudonym ”mappleton”) and I’ll be hosting I Love Charts here for the day.
Charts have been a deep and lasting love of mine ever since I first stumbled across the work of legends such as David McCandless and began spending more time on Visua.ly than I did sleeping. While trying my hand at infographics a few times, keeping track of numbers and proportions in my art drove me up the wall. Eventually I compromised by tossing out accuracy, embracing oddity, and doing whatever the hell I wanted with my charts… this is the internet after all!
For the past few months I’ve been on a kick of doing “Illuminating Quotes, Visualised,” combining my passion for chart-like visualisation and great quotations – a project theme that has seemingly taken on a life of its own.
To give you a better idea of the hours ahead, lets start ourselves out with some old favourites:
Wake up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and coffee!
Simply perfecting my acute observation skills…
I often try to solve the world problem of too few charts in order to avoid boredom.
“Fellas, don’t drink that coffee! You’d never guess. There was a fish in the percolator! Sorry.”
Pete Martell,Twin Peaks (via onenationundercoffee)
“Everybody was a baby once, Arthur. Oh, sure, maybe not today, or even yesterday. But once. Babies, chum: tiny, dimpled, fleshy mirrors of our us-ness, that we parents hurl into the future, like leathery footballs of hope. And you’ve got to get a good spiral on that baby, or evil will make an interception. - The Tick”
“Sick of tea?! That’s like being sick of breathing!”
“It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way.” - Graham Linehan
Some quotes about climate change from a growing collection I keep. Here’s the comic on my site.
Attenborough gets exactly what I think every time I hear a climate change denier, usually a politician. It’s perfectly fine for them to stubbornly fly in the face of facts because it’s not going to affect them directly all that much. It’s their children and grandchildren they should be thinking about, and it’s pretty damn shortsighted of them.
“There was an episode, one of my favorite moments in Star Trek, when Captain Kirk looks over the cosmos and says, ‘Somewhere out there someone is saying the three most beautiful words in any language.’ Of course your heart sinks and you think it’s going to be, ‘I love you’ or whatever. He says, ‘Please help me.’ What a philosophically fantastic idea, that vulnerability and need is a beautiful thing.”
Hugh Laurie (via vayaconqueso)
It may be, but I think Hugh got the quote backwards. In City on the Edge of Forever, written by Harlan Ellison, Kirk told Edith Keeler,
“Let me help. A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. He’ll recommend those three words even over I love you.”
As someone else here says, reaching out and easing someone’s burden.
Unless Kirk reverses it somewhere else. I wouldn’t put it past him.
(Source: thiscoffeedrenchedlife, via bleibimmerduselbst)
Will we appeal to the crystals and the stars or to our minds?
(via Joanne Manaster)
Damn. My dad might have said he was psychic. Maybe more of a keen projector of trends…
“This is what we do not know; one day all this could be yours.”
Wonderful. I really like Matt Ridley, so eloquent. :)
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“If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore …” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
Ray Bradbury (via airportsbannedme)
(Source: kari-shma, via odettenoire)