When on board H.M.S “Beagle,” as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in geologic relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. —
On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.
One of the best opening lines—ever.
My great grandmother turned me onto rock ‘n roll back in 1957. Each day when I returned home from 5th grade at Polk school she had Dick Clark’s American Bandstand on TV. When I heard Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly that sealed the deal. We lived on A Avenue where the St. Luke’s Hospital parking lot is now. That was back in the day when the street was made of bricks.
@OnThisDayinMath: 1916 Silvanus P. Thomson died published Calculus Made Easy, It is still in print http://t.co/ioK3efPRFJ
But what I wanted to say is this: After the period of melancholy is over you will be stronger than before, you will recover your health, & you will find the scenery round you so beautiful that you will want nothing but paint. — Vincent van Gogh (via wordsnquotes)