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Kristin Chenoweth Has Got Your Back
“Well, Kris, I read the Bible like I eat fish: I take the meat, and it serves me well, but I don’t choke on the bone.”
kristinchenoweth  commonplace  quotation  lgbt  bible  religion  2pnyc 
23 hours ago by galletto
Thoughts on Design: Paul Rand on Beauty, Simplicity, the Power of Symbols, and Why Idealism Is Essential in Creative Work – Brain Pickings
To achieve an effective solution to his problem, the designer must necessarily go through some sort of mental process. Conscious or not, he analyzes, interprets, formulates. He is aware of the scientific and technological developments in his own and kindred fields. He improvises, invents, or discovers new techniques and combinations. He co-ordinates and integrates his material so that he may restate his problem in terms of ideas, signs, symbols, pictures. He unifies, simplifies, and eliminates superfluities. He symbolizes — abstracts from his material by association and analogy. He intensifies and reinforces his symbol with appropriate accessories to achieve clarity and interest. He draws upon instinct and intuition. He considers the spectator, his feelings and predilections.
paul.rand  design  quotation  curiosity  howto  ****  simplicity 
6 days ago by gpe
swissmiss | Talk About Your Joy
“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.”
11 days ago by braveterry
The two phases of programming
"The two phases of programming:

1. Why won't this code work?
2. Why is this code working?"

Kelly Vaughn
quotation  programming  development 
11 days ago by braveterry
A quote from Daniele Procida
"Documentation needs to include and be structured around its four different functions: tutorials, how-to guides, explanation and technical reference. Each of them requires a distinct mode of writing. People working with software need these four different kinds of documentation at different times, in different circumstances—so software usually needs them all."

— Daniele Procida
quotation  work  development  programming  software 
12 days ago by braveterry
It Is Difficult to Get a Man to Understand Something When His Salary Depends Upon His Not Understanding It – Quote Investigator
In 1934 some California papers published installments from his forthcoming book about the ill-fated campaign titled “I, Candidate for Governor, and How I Got Licked”:

I used to say to our audiences: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

....In 1893 a newspaper in Lincoln, Nebraska printed a thematically related statement written by populist politician William Jennings Bryan:

It is useless to argue with a man whose opinion is based upon a personal or pecuniary interest; the only way to deal with him is to outvote him.
quotation  quote  attribution  misattribution  Upton  Sinclair  William  Jennings  Bryan 
4 weeks ago by Michael.Massing
Metadata: Book review: Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking
"You can't do much carpentry with your bare hands and you can't do much thinking with your bare brain." -- Bo Dahlbom.
q  quote  quotation  quotes  quotations 
6 weeks ago by danny.hope
Learned Hand - Wikiquote
"The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women"
—Billings Learned Hand
quotation  quotations  quotes  quote  politics 
9 weeks ago by danny.hope
Resonance: How to Open Doors For Other People
"it is not enough to know, when it comes to human relationships, it is not enough to understand. What is crucial is to show you understand."
relationships  psychology  article  quotation 
9 weeks ago by braveterry
James Clear on Twitter: "There are 4 types of wealth: 1. Financial wealth (money) 2. Social wealth (status) 3. Time wealth (freedom) 4. Physical wealth (health) Be wary of jobs that lure you in with 1 and 2, but rob you of 3 and 4."
"There are 4 types of wealth:
1. Financial wealth (money)
2. Social wealth (status)
3. Time wealth (freedom)
4. Physical wealth (health)
Be wary of jobs that lure you in with 1 and 2, but rob you of 3 and 4.

– @JamesClear"
11 weeks ago by braveterry
American-Born Confused Desi - Wikipedia
The longer and lesser known form "American Born Confused Desi, Emigrated From Gujarat, House In Jersey" is also occasionally seen; playing on the alphabet theme, it has been expanded for K-Z variously as "Kids Learning Medicine, Now Owning Property, Quite Reasonable Salary, Two Uncles Visiting, White Xenophobia, Yet Zestful" or "Keeping Lotsa Motels, Named Omkarnath Patel, Quickly Reaching Success Through Underhanded Vicious Ways, Xenophobic Yet Zestful".[3] The former version of the A—Z expansion was proposed by South Asian immigrants as a reaction to the latter version that derogated them.[4]
may 2019 by copystar
America Is the Only Country That Went from Barbarism to Decadence Without Civilization In Between – Quote Investigator
Also in October 1934 the popular humorist and poet Ogden Nash incorporated the saying in a poem called “Civilization Is Constant Vexation”. Here are the first few lines: 12

Once there was one of those witty Frenchmen whose name I cannot for the moment recall,
Who wittily remarked that America is the only country in history that has passed directly from barbarism to decadence without passing through civilization at all,
A remark which is wittily repeated with enthusiasm frantic
In the lands on the other side of the Atlantic,
And is, I suppose, more or less true,
Depending on the point of view.
quotation  attribution  misattribution  America  US  civilization  barbarism  decadence  Ogden  Nash  dsma 
may 2019 by Michael.Massing
⚓ T144508 Point wikipedia.in to instead of URL forward
– I can offer you a personal guarantee and canary as well: I certainly would never comply with such an order, have never received or complied with such an order, and would quit my job if there was no other way to proceed in the face of one.
privacy  wikipedia  quotation 
april 2019 by danmichaelo

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