|Filed Under:||Humor / odd|
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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"We are embedded beings who create work in a social context, toiling shared soil in the hopes that our labor bears fruit. It is up to all of us whether this soil is enriched or depleted, whether it nurtures diverse and vital produce or allows predictable crops to take root and run rampant."
Intelligent, imaginative, deeply human conversations with Maira Kalman, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey, Paola Antonelli, and more.
"When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on."
"Some one who was living was almost always listening. Some one who was loving was almost always listening."
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge."
"Oh hell, it just boils down to: you just can't explain this sort of basic wonderful stuff to some adults."
"We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery."
"You may gather from my article what Ulysses has done to a supposedly balanced psychologist."
"By a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian."
"The ego-shell in which we live is the hardest thing to outgrow."
"Some people use language as a mask. And some want to create designed language that appears to reveal them but does not."
"Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout."
"For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks... the work for which all other work is but preparation."
"It’s such a lucky accident, having been born, that we’re almost obliged to pay attention."
"This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?"
"The simpler the insight, the more profound the conclusion."
"If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe."
"The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm?"
A sweet celebration of the nuanced stillnesses that comprise our aliveness.
"People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them."