Reading While Eating for August 30: Wise Words

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A girl takes part in celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on Tahrir square in Cairo, August 30, 2011

Tuesday’s links talk short quotes and long books. Take a read.

Misquotable: Next time you decide to buy a mug or bumper sticker with a “wise” quote from a great thinker, keep in mind — the quote is probably taken way out of context. (New York Times)

Legal Battle: A man was arrested in Boston for taking video of police officers without permission. Were his First and Fourth Amendment rights violated? (The Daily What)

Library List: Make room on your shelf — we’ve ranked the 100 greatest nonfiction books. (TIME)

Red-Hot Rock: The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with a new album, but it seems hip to hate on them these days. Here’s why they still rock. (Flavorwire)

Fashion Don’ts: Are people still talking about the VMAs at the water cooler? Step up your knowledge by checking out the night’s weirdest fashions. (LIFE)

Viral Video: This mesmerizing video combines soap bubbles, magnets and dyes. We can’t explain it, but just watch. (Kottke)