Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Susan Sontag

Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.
-- Susan Sontag

Monday, July 29, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Socrates

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
-- Socrates

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Martin Luther King

Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
-- Martin Luther King

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Quote of the Day -- John Muir

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity
-- John Muir

Friday, July 26, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Nicholas Taleb

They think that intelligence is about noticing things are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns)
-- Nicholas Taleb

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Johnson

It has been well observed, that the misery of man proceeds not from any single crush of overwhelming evil, but from small vexations continuously repeated. 
-- Samuel Johnson

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Quote of the Day -- George Orwell

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
-- George Orwell

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Jack London

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
-- Jack London

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Johnson

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
-- Samuel Johnson

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Yuval Noah Harari

Ever since the Cognitive Revolution, Sapiens have thus been living in a dual reality. On the one hand, the objective reality of rivers, trees and lions; and on the other hand, the imagined reality of gods, nations and corporations. As time went by, the imagined reality became ever more powerful, so that today the very survival of rivers, trees and lions depends on the grace of imagined entities such as the United States and Google. 
 -- Yuval Noah Harari

Friday, July 19, 2019

Quote of the Day -- William Wordsworth

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
-- William Wordsworth

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Stephen Spender

The greatest of all human delusions is that there is a tangible goal, and not just direction towards an ideal aim. The idea that a goal can be attained perpetually frustrates human beings, who are disappointed at never getting there, never being able to stop.
-- Stephen Spender

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Bill Moyers

When I learn something new - and it happens every day - I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.
-- Bill Moyers

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Mary Oliver

The different and the novel are sweet, but regularity and repetition are also teachers. 
-- Mary Oliver

Monday, July 15, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Plutarch

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
-- Plutarch

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Greg McKeown

Likewise, in life, disciplined editing can help you add to your level of contribution. It increases your ability to focus on and give energy to the things that really matter. It lends the most meaningful relationships and activities more space to blossom.
-- Greg McKeown

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Quote of the Day -- James Baldwin

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
-- James Baldwin

Friday, July 12, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Edward Luce

Orwell's fear was that Big Brother would always be watching you.  Huxley's dread was that we would be too busy watching "Big Brother" on TV to care. There is no need to ban books if people are not reading them. If the people are entertained, they will be docile.
-- Edward Luce, The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Mary Oliver

For whatever reason, the heart cannot separate the world’s appearance and actions from morality and valor, and the power of every idea is intensified, if not actually created, by its expression in substance. Over and over in the butterfly we see the idea of transcendence. In the forest we see not the inert but the aspiring. In water that departs forever and forever returns, we experience eternity. 
-- Mary Oliver

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Colette

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
-- Collette

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Henry Thomas Buckle

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
-- Henry Thomas Buckle

Monday, July 8, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Butler

Happiness and misery are not absolute but depend on the direction in which you are tending and consist in a progression towards better or worse. 
-- Samuel Butler

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Bruce Springsteen

I have spent my whole life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.
— Bruce Springsteen

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Walt Whitman

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
-- Walt Whitman

Friday, July 5, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Herbert Bayard Swope

I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
 – Herbert Bayard Swope

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Chief Seattle

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. 
-- Chief Seattle

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Quote of the Day -- David McCullough

You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history.
-- David McCullough

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
-- Helen Keller

Monday, July 1, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Michael Altshuler

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
-- Michael Altshuler