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On things briefly and in general

“Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.’”

– Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake (via humanoidhistory)

“Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence.”

– Susan Sontag, Letter to Borges

design-is-fine:

Norman Bel Geddes, Motorcar No. 9. 1932. Drawing, blueprint, rearview and model without tail fin, 1933.  © Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation. 

It offered excellent visibility through the use of curved glass for the windshield and windows. The steering wheel and single headlight were in the center. The car featured a vertical stabilizer, like an airplane. The bumpers were made of chrome …  more: Source