Quintessensual "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of [humanity]. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair."

Bertrand Russell
British philosopher (1872-1970)
Autobiography, vol. 1 (1967)

Russell, a British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic, was best known in academic circles for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Along with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the founders of analytic philosophy. Along with Kurt Gödel, he is also often credited with being one of the two most important logicians of the twentieth century.

Over the course of his long career, Russell made significant contributions to not just in academic circles in logic and philosophy but also in the body politic on a broad range of subjects, including education, history, religion, science, and politics. Many of his writings on a wide variety of topics have influenced generations of general readers. He was a spirited anti-war and anti-nuclear protester. He remained active as a prominent public figure until his death at 97.

His life was marked by controversy, including ones which led to dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York. Nonetheless, he was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.
Fire&Roses She grew up in a small town. The single girl among the boys. She was tough and vicious. She was smart and hard working. As she got older she grew away from the boys, seeing in them that mysterious something that made them so different from her. She always had one friend who was a boy, but it wasn't until she was much older that she recognized the difference and took an interest in it. She was independent and strong. Not the type to cry at movies. In fact she hadn't cried in years. It was sometime in september of 2001 when she first danced with a boy. The girl was much older now and although still the same she had changed quite a bit. She is still a girl and she is still growing... 011002
silentbob quiet and collected. funny once he lets you in. he falls in love with everyone the second he meets their acquaintance. is this endearing or just a character flaw?
he's shared but one heart and that wasn't anything to be too proud of. no regrets, however. currently hitting so hard for the desire of a heart. attending college in a city that throbs. without a noise, without my pride, i reach out from the inside, in your eyes.
Fire&Roses It's amazing how three years can change a person. The little girl is now a young woman, or so they tell her. She feels the same... she still drifts into silence staring at the sky, she still dreams over the sunset and she's still the only girl among guys. She hasn't figured them out. They intrigue her in a way nothing does... so easy to befriend... so easy to talk to... and she remembers them and loves them, though she's not sure why since she hasn't seen them in years, but in little ways they will always be hers...

Kenny... you were my first love... i never even knew... Thank You

Brendon... we were so afraid of being thought of as "boyfriend and girlfriend" The horror... and now i'll never see you again

Steve... You think I hate you... but no... I never could. I will always love you... my first kiss

Jess... My Car Guy... So strong so soft, You loved me best i suppose, but I was never good enough for you

Timmie... I didn't love you in the right way, or by then I was so afraid of what loving you would mean... Don't forget me
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