Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Commencement Address on the Six Pillars of the Examined Life
Since suffering as well as joy comes with being human, I urge you to remember this: Violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering.
august 2015
‘True Detective,’ Season 2, Episode 8: ‘Omega Station’
These are the dreams of people who don’t know any better — the kind that never come true. When you’ve gone through trauma, your fantasies have to match the extremity of the pain with hope. Moving two towns over isn’t enough. It’s got to be somewhere far away.
grantland  TrueDetective 
august 2015
get rid of
Nabokov says same thing: you write a book to get rid of, do away with that part of yourself. - Although You End Up Becoming Yourself
lipsky  nabokov  dfw  writing  from notes
july 2015
Start-up Costs: ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ and How Microserfdom Ate the World
The notion that the tech visionaries whose inventions colonize our daily lives are actually uploading the virus of their personalities to the global unconscious is an idea that floats through The Social Network; it’s the engine that powers Alex Gibney’s forthcoming documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, which stops just short of postulating that every iPhone includes a fragment of poor angry uncharitable emotionally stunted Steve’s immortal soul, like a sliver of wormwood from Mordor.
june 2015
worry less
You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.
word  david  foster  wallace  from notes
march 2015
Getting a Fix
Portugal decriminalized drugs a decade ago. What have we learned?
march 2015
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
word  jean-jacques  rousseau  from notes
january 2015
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
word  groucho  marx  from notes
january 2015
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
word  coleman  cox  from notes
october 2014
The imagination must be given not wings but weights.
word  francis  bacon  from notes
october 2014
if men were angels
But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal co...
word  james  madison  federalist  51  politics  from notes
september 2014
fight club
Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with...
word  tyler  durden  brad  pitt  from notes
september 2014
get action
Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.
word  theodore  roosevelt  from notes
september 2014
Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.
word  shackleton  from notes
september 2014
hard work
Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which way works better.
word  john  carmack  from notes
august 2014
technology, arts, and humanities
It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.
word  steve  jobs  apple  from notes
july 2014
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
word  franklin  roosevelt  from notes
july 2014
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
word  igor  stravinsky  from notes
july 2014
What a fearful way to do business! You've made just enough safe choices to stay alive, but not enough to matter. Is that what you want? You can be more. You want to be more, don't you? The window of o...
word  from notes
july 2014
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
word  mark  twain  from notes
july 2014
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