Welcome to the 2019 August issue of ‘The Notebook’.
This is a list of books, movies, blog posts,
interviews, video clips and other stuff
I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
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A Book Worth Sharing:
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
I got to know of this book from a very unusual source – Michael Kahn.
A longtime editor of Steven Spielberg’s films talks about this book in an interview.
Michael Kahn reads this book, again and again, every time he starts editing a new film.
A Movie Worth Sharing:
Well, this time I am sharing three films instead of one. Three of my most favourite romantic films of all time.
An Idea Worth Sharing:
One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters;
That’s our one imperative need. So as not to feel Time’s
Horrible burden that breaks your shoulders and bows
You own, you must get drunk without ceasing.
But what with? With wine, with poetry, or with
Virtue, as you choose. But get drunk.
And if, at some time, on the steps of a palace, in the
Green grass of a ditch, in the bleak solitude of your
Room, you are waking up when the drunkenness has already
Abated, ask the wind, the wave, a star, the clock, all that
Which flees, all that which groans, all that which rolls,
All that which sings, all that which speaks, ask them
What time it is; and the wind the wave, the star, the
Bird, the clock will reply: ‘It is time to get drunk! So that
You may not be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk;
Get drunk and never pause for rest! With wine, with
Poetry, or with virtue, as you choose!
A Quote Worth Sharing:
“I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.” – Emo Philips
In the 1980s, NASA scientists exposed spiders to different drugs and observe the webs they constructed.
The drugs included LSD, speed, marijuana, and caffeine.
Researchers noted how strikingly incapable the spiders were in constructing anything resembling a normal or logical web that would be of functional use when given caffeine, even relative to the other potent drugs tested.
Source: Why We Sleep
Thanks for reading.
Take care and have a nice month…