Viking raids in medieval manuscript
- Miniature coming from the manuscript “The life of Saint Aubin”, abbey of Angers. Showing the Vikings arriving in Guerande in Bretagne in 919
- Viking Dragon Ship in Illuminated Manuscript, Northumbria, 900′s CE
- The Invasion of the Danes from the Miracles of St Edmund, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
"A lot of our ideas about what we can do at different ages and what age means are so arbitrary — as arbitrary as sexual stereotypes. I think that the young-old polarization and the male-female polarization are perhaps the two leading stereotypes that imprison people. The values associated with youth and with masculinity are considered to be the human norms, and anything else is taken to be at least less worthwhile or inferior. Old people have a terrific sense of inferiority. They’re embarrassed to be old. What you can do when you’re young and what you can do when you’re old is as arbitrary and without much basis as what you can do if you’re a woman or what you can do if you’re a man."
Susan Sontag on how the stereotypes and polarities of culture imprison us
"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with them."
Mel Brooks (via writingquotes)