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Quote of the Week

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build…

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Quote and Words of the Day

"We have a tendency to want to swing into various dominances.  Right now the idea of the stiffening of the cynics, that these very traditional interpretations of our values are kind of trying to become more rigid, more narrow minded…

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Quote of the Week

Freedom of expression—“the whole thing, the whole ball game,” Rushdie once called it—is a universal value that has to be enshrined in law to have any force. But it can’t survive as an abstraction. It depends on public opinion. “If…

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Quote of the Week

I am done 
With great things and big things 
With great institutions and big 
Success 
I am for 
Those tiny, invisible, molecular 
Moral forces 
That work from individual to individual 
Through the crannies of the world
Like so many rootlets…

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finite things 

The infinite way of doing finite things 
This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose 
recognized by yourself as a mighty one 


  George Bernard Shaw

Photo by Kai Pilger:

 

 

land or sea

What each must seek in his life never was 
on land or sea.  It is something out of his own 
unique potentiality for experience, something 
that never has been and never could have been 
experienced by anyone else 


 Joseph Campbell

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Quote of the Week: The Rules of Prediction

People predict by making up stories
People predict very little and explain everything
People live under uncertainty whether they like it or not
People believe they can tell the future if they work hard enough
People accept any explanation as…

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Silence

The pause-that impressive silence, that eloquent 
silence, that geometrically progressive silence, which often 
achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, 
howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.


Mark Twain

The Forever Horizon

….Atmosphere harmony.  Even the sounds are infused 
with quiet.  With his carved stick, the drummer is beating 
in perfect rythym, which means so in tune with 
the whole locale that you are never aware of him, yet the 
flux of

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Quote of the Week

The mere act of observing something changes  
the nature of the thing observed   
  

Werner Hiesenberg