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Nisska 14

(14) active 5 years, 11 months ago



Evanston, IL

Life Philosophy

To be truthful, to live with meaning, and to never stop learning.

I am...

a perpetual optimist, budding musician, enthusiastic polyglot, avid traveler, thoughtful feminist, experimental chef, sometimes athlete, and life-long scholar. I am constantly evolving.


“Everyone thinks of changing the world
But no one thinks of changing himself.”
-Leo Tolstoy

“I’ve been a woman for a little over fifty years, and have gotten over my initial astonishment.”
-Nadia Boulanger, when asked how she felt about being the first female Boston Symphony conductor

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
-Albert Einstein

“Every man has a purpose, something special that he can do better than anyone else. Your work is to discover this, then give yourself to it. The extent to which you use your skills to add to the world determines your happiness”
-Deepak Chopra

“If humans did not rely on learning from others, lying would not be a moral issue.”
-Wendell Bell



Robinson Crusoe, Life of Pi, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Politics of Women’s Biology, State of Wonder, Le Petit Prince, Dans la solitude des champs de coton, All Quiet on the Western Front, Walden, the Catcher in the Rye


The most eclectic taste you will ever meet. Current favorites: strong female vocalists, electro swing, and bluegrass/blues rock.

Film & TV

Documentaries such as: Life in a Day, Collapse, the Corporation, Hearts and Minds, An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., Babies.
Thoughtful movies such as: Fight Club, Nothing Personal, The Man from Earth, Memento, Shawshank Redemption.
Intellectual pleasures such as: Spirited Away, Bicentennial Man, The Fifth Element, Hysteria.
Occasionally I get hooked on guilty pleasure shows such as: the Misfits, Firefly, TrueBlood.