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May 14, 2014
Helen Mirren was born born 26 July 1945 in London, England.
All comparisons are odious and lists are by nature comparisons.
Earlier this year, Random House announced that it would release a list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century.
One of the many paradoxes of literature is that because of capitalism, a staggering number of writers are working on the
Virginia Woolf, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright
"It is strange to reflect how different those legends might have been had her life reached the ordinary human span."
Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England
Benjamin Wiker is a Roman Catholic ethicist.
"Charles Darwin counted Hume as a central influence, as did “Darwin’s bulldog,” Thomas Henry Huxley."
Matilda Joslyn Gage was born March 24, 1826, Cicero, New York
Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane was born May 27, 1862, Edinburgh, Scotland
Bertrand Russell was born May 18, 1872, Trellech, Wales
His archives are at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
He was awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Bertrand Russell ”Like most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying: ‘Satan finds some mischief for idle hands to do.’ Being a highly virtuous child, I believed all that I was told, and acquired a conscience which has kept me working hard down to the present moment.”
Illustrated Quotes for a Livable World
created by C.A. L’Hirondelle,
For Turing, the problem is a practical one: if you design a bridge using a system that contains a contradiction, “the bridge may fall down.” For Wittgenstein, the problem was about the social context in which human beings can be said to “follow the rules” of a mathematical system. W
Revised on July 22, 2014
Alex Trebek was born July 22, 1940
Marcel Proust “Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.”
He was born July 10, 1871 and he died on November 18, 1922, Paris, France
Swan’s Way was published in 1913, which was the year Albert Camus was born.
Nikola Tesla, John Wyndham, Joe Shuster, Alice Munro and
Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa
"Immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous"
- Bertrand Russell, In Praise of Idleness, 1932
Illustrated Quotes for a Livable World created by C.A. L’Hirondelle, July 2012
Bertrand Russell “Sceptical Essays” http://is.gd/ltOZJJ
Roger Fry (1866-1934) was as artist and art critic.
Russell Books ”The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell”
Ray Monk has published biographies of both Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell.
Derek Jarman (1942–1994), “Making my films is not difficult, funding them is, how they are perceived is another matter, I get so tired of conventional film.” (Kicking the Pricks)
Michael Gough (1916-2011) played Bertrand Russell in Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein (1993)
Bertrand Russell “Why won’t you just admit there’s no rhinoceros in this room?”
Karl Johnson was born March 1, 1948 in Wales. He played Wittgenstein.
Ludwig Wittgenstein: “Because, Professor Russell, the world is made up of facts, not things.”
Tilda Swinton was born November 5, 1960 in London, England
She played Lady Ottoline Morrell in Wittgenstein.
Wittgenstein in Cambridge: Letters and Documents 1911-1951
Henry Walter (‘H. Walter’) Barnett sepia platinum print, 1902
Ludwig Wittgenstein ”What can be said at all can be said clearly; and whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent.”
George Orwell ”To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”
Bertrand Russell ”This condition of unintelligent respect on the part of the general public is exactly what the financier needs in order to remain unfettered by the democracy”
Frank Daniels III ”Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950.”
George Orwell ”The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right.” (In Front of Your Nose)
Margaret Atwood ”I grew up with George Orwell. I was born in 1939, and Animal Farm was published in 1945. Thus, I was able to read it at the age of nine. It was lying around the house, and I mistook it for a book about talking animals, sort of like Wind in the Willows.” (Orwell and Me), 2003
George Orwell died in 1950 the year Bertrand Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
Ludwig Feuerbach “Man is what he eats.”
Feuerbach & Samuel Morse (the Morse Code) died in 1872 the year Bertrand Russell was born.
Russell died in 1970, the same year as E. M. Forster, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Sharpe (Darby O’Gill and the Little People), Erich Maria Remarque and Janis Joplin.
Jennifer Connelly, Minnie Driver, Queen Latifah, Tina Fey, Martha Plimpton, Uma Thurman and Rachel Weisz were born in 1970, the year Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch, Pierre Berton’s The National Dream and Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business were published.
Benicio Del Toro presenting Jennifer Connelly the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Beautiful Mind
“Ron Howard‘s acclaimed biopic of John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant mathematician, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, and schizophrenic. As the devoted wife of this complex man (played by Russell Crowe), Jennifer earned a wealth of critical accolades, including Golden Globe and American Film Institute Awards and a an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.”
John Nash “My beginning as a legally recognized individual occurred on June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia, in the Bluefield Sanitarium, a hospital that no longer exists.”
Nicholas Humphrey ”Bertrand Russell’s idea, put forward 80 years ago, is about as dangerous as they come. I don’t think I can better it: ‘I wish to propose for the reader’s favourable consideration a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe in a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.’ (The opening lines of his Sceptical essays).”
Bertrand Russell wrote an introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
National Review “57. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein” (“The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books Of The Century.” 1999)
Ray Monk “This is the only book Wittgenstein published in his lifetime, and is universally acknowledged to be a masterpiece.”
Daniel Dennett ”In 1939, Wittgenstein’s Cambridge seminar on the foundations of mathematics included a brilliant young mathematician, Alan Turing, who was giving his own course that term on the same topic.”
Roger Penrose ”This century has witnessed several revolutions in scientific thought and in technology. Relativity, quantum mechanics, antibiotics, genetics, aeroplanes, and television are some obvious examples. As the century draws to its close, however, it is another revolution that is now beginning to make the most profound mark on almost every aspect of our lives. This is the general-purpose computer.”
Andrew Hodges ”Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June 1912, the second and last child (after his brother John) of Julius Mathison and Ethel Sara Turing.”
Bryan Magee “Iris Murdoch, when you’re writing a novel on the one hand and philosophy on the other, are you actually conscious that you’re engaged in two radically different kinds of writing?”
Iris Murdoch ”Oh, very much so, yes. These two branches of thought have such different aims and such different styles.”
Economically speaking, George Orwell’s 1984 is private property, which means that censorship is a philosophical paradox in that although it is impossible to write a law telling us what ideas it is illegal for us to express or own as private property, censorship has been a common problem faced by artists and entertains through all of history.
Time STAFF “It’s both ironic and fitting that 1984 would join the American Library Association’s list of commonly challenged books given its bleak warning of totalitarian censorship. ”
"The real danger is not in the books, but in laughing off those who would ban them."
Julia Scheeres ”Kidspeak teaches kids about censorship and fighting for freedom of expression, using the fictional boy wizard as a case study.”
Sarah Polley “It is the job of artists to provoke and challenge. Part of the responsibility of being an artist in society is to create work that will inspire dialogue, suggest that people examine their long-held positions and, yes, occasionally offend in order to do so. I believe it is vital that some artists push the envelope, be provocative and, at times, make us feel a little uncomfortable. These moments of questioning our long held beliefs and moral codes are part of how we sort through the experience of being human. It is the fundamental job of the artist.”
Melissa Leong"When Sarah Polley was 18 years old, the first film that she wanted to make was an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s historical novel, Alias Grace.”
July 20, 2014
Suanne Kelman “For most of the 20th century, Canadian school children learned early that literature, like life, was elsewhere, nestling among Wordsworth’s daffodils or in Tennyson’s Camelot. Anne of Green Gables was the first Canadian book most of us read, and it made our own country magical. The poignancy of Anne’s loneliness and eventual triumph has a universal appeal—witness the book’s hold on the Japanese imagination—but for Canadians, its added fillip is its assurance that one of our own pious, smug, puritanical communities can yield such rich stories, such varied eccentricity.”
"All comparisons are odious and lists are by nature comparisons."
When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.
When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.
When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no nonbeing can hold.
"Even the worst book can give us something to think about."
"Contemporary poets are skeptical and suspicious even, or perhaps especially, about themselves. They publicly confess to being poets only reluctantly, as if they were a little ashamed of it."
The Book Thief, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2, 47 Ronin,
Riddick, The Call, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Purge, Oblivion, The Lone Ranger, Captain Phillips, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Wolverine, American Hustle, World War Z, The Invisible Woman, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Fruitvale Station, Parkland, The East, Philomena, Lovelace, Stoker, Belle
The Bling Ring, Nebraska, Labor Day, Filth, Inside Llewyn Davis, 42, RED 2, Romeo & Juliet Oz the Great and Powerful, Warm Bodies, Pacific Rim,
The Internship, Elysium, Blue Jasmine, Don Jon, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Hateship Loveship, Frozen, Her, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave, Man of Steel, This Is the End, Carrie, Dallas Buyers Club, The Great Gatsby,
The Counselor, Star Trek Into Darkness, Rush, Only Lovers Left Alive, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Saving Mr. Banks
In 1951, Henry Regnery
One of the can Instead of being a force for goodness, truth, justice and economic freedom for all world citizens, the Western publishing industry has been an astonishingly persistent force for censorship and social injustice based on Christianity, skin colour, gender and unearned, inherited money for the obvious and therefore that if a Supreme Being exists, She, He or it could not design us to be intelligent enough to understand that without the twin constitutional rights to free speech and to own the words we write in books as our private property then the word ‘capitalism’ would be legally meaningless.
"It was his fledgling Chicago publishing house, the Henry Regnery Company, that brought out William F. Buckley Jr.’s "God and Man at Yale," which threw down the conservative gauntlet at the feet of the liberal academic establishment and created a sensation in 1951."
With the exception of reading laws and for pleasure reading nonfiction is waste of time for the instead of writing in defence of freedom of thought for students forced to attend Catholic schools, Catholic popes compiled the Indext
If we were not genetically hardwired to be for our freedom and opposed to everyone else’s freedom then it logically follows that John Adams would spoken and written opposed to colonialism and slavery and that Queen Victoria would spoken and democracy and women’s rights but President Adams did not abolish colonial slavery and Queen Victoria was opposed to women’s rights, with the tragic results that white Christian parents have caused staggering numbers of people to die in wars and poverty because they have not taught their own children that Jesus Christ would have been opposed to colonialism, sala
1813: Nabby Adams dies and are
2013: Philip Semour Hoffman dies Anne Hathaway
If Plato, Aristotle Augustine had written in defence of women natural rights then in all probably their books would have been burned and
It is an irrefutable and therefore
because of we cannot
Russia’s best known composer
Philip Seymour Hoffman
"Bill Nye and other secularists don’t want people to understand this point—they don’t want people knowing that molecules-to-man evolution is a blind faith belief."
October 20, 1859, 1951 Ken Ham was students for the same obvious and therefore paradoxical reason that in 1825 Thomas Henry Huxley, students
Robert Green “Bob” Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899)
August 11, 1933
Dr. Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Teaching students at Western schools such as Eton where and universities such as Liberty Unversity to write nonfiction is true has been astonishing failure for the obvious and therefore paradoxical teachers and professors are not geniuses
is that the economic function of the publishing industry is to publish the nonfiction that makes the most money, which means if you are famous
To Christians nonfiction writers the words ‘religious freedom’ have only meant their freedom
P.L. Travers was born on August 9, 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
is that opposed to feminism for the obvious that conservatives have historically opposed
"Gal Friday has to become assistant."
According to Catholic popes the explanation for why that Catholic girls have not being able to become Catholic popes in order to write bulls in defence of women’s natural
"Unhappily, there is no way in the English of Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, and Faulkner, to get rid of the synecdoche, “man,” which, as in “mankind,” means man and woman."
April 29, 1976
In 1839 when and in 1939 when students
instead of writing nonfiction books, newspaper blaming themselves and their own cowardice and stupidity for causing social problems such as war and poverty, men blame other men or blame women
Revised for July 19, 2014
Atom Egoyan was born July 19, 1960 Cairo, Egypt
Russell Banks was born in 1940 in Newton, Massachusetts
David Hume “I was born the 26th of April 1711, old style, at Edinburgh.”
Daniel Dennett ”I think, I think that he saw dimly the scientific world that was beginning to emerge from Newton and he was in a way following luck trying to open up the exploration for the mind and he had lots of great insights that he developed with very acutely.”
Margaret Atwood "A list called The LRC 100: Canada’s Most Important Books is a recipe for a brawl, as there will be many disagreements about what should or should not have been included.”
Cherry Clayton "This remarkable and complex narrative explores the lives of girls growing to adulthood in southern Ontario."