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April 06 2013

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February 01 2013

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August 26 2012


August 05 2012

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The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.
— John Updike
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The Chinese character for ‘crisis,’ he pointed out to me, combines the characters for ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity.’
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July 14 2012

Write drunk. Edit sober.
— Ernest Hemingway
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July 11 2012

You're good. Get better. Stop asking for things.
— Don Draper
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July 07 2012

1. Stop, sit down and try to figure out where you are. Use your head, not your legs.
2. If caught by night, fog or a storm, stop at once and make camp in a sheltered spot. Build a fire in a safe place. Gather plenty of dry fuel.
3. Don’t wander about. Travel only down hill.
4. If injured, choose a clear spot on a promontory and make a signal smoke.
5. Don’t yell, don’t run, don’t worry, and above all, don’t quit.
“What to do when lost in the woods,” 1957 1946 US... - AUSTIN KLEON : TUMBLR
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June 20 2012

I think it is vanity to want to put into a story anything but the story itself.
— Julio Cortázar
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June 19 2012

01. Keep good company
02. Notice the ordinary
03. Preserve the ephemeral
04. Design not for the elite but for the masses
05. Explain it to a child
06. Get lost in the content
07. Get to the heart of the matter
08. Never tolerate “O.K. anything.”
09. Remember your responsibility as a storyteller
10. Zoom out
11. Switch
12. Prototype it
13. Pun
14. Make design your life… and life, your design.
15. Leave something behind.
swissmiss | The 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us
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June 10 2012

Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay.
— Wu Tang
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Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected.
Explore – Originality often consists in linking up ideas...
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June 08 2012

Fellowship Assets

1. An honest ego in a healthy body.
2. An eye to see nature
3. A heart to feel nature
4. Courage to follow nature
5. The sense of proportion (humor)
6. Appreciation of work as idea and idea as work
7. Fertility of imagination
8. Capacity for faith and rebellion
9. Disregard for commonplace (inorganic) elegance
10. Instinctive cooperation
— Frank Lloyd Wright
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May 28 2012

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
— Jean-Luc Godard

May 11 2012

Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that! And don’t say “I’ll never be good”. You can become better! and one day you’ll wake up and you’ll find out how good you actually became.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
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May 07 2012

Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
— Edwin H. Land
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May 04 2012


Perhaps the essence of the Liberal outlook could be summed up in a new decalogue, not intended to replace the old one but only to supplement it. The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows:

  1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
  2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
  3. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
  4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
  5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
  6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
  7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
  8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
  9. Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
  10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.
A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell's 10 Commandments of Teaching | Brain Pickings
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April 09 2012

An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
— Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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