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Quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: “If you can convince the lowest white man he's b...”
“If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.”
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2 days ago by bekishore
zemblanity - Google Search
William Boyd coined the term zemblanity in the late twentieth century to mean somewhat the opposite of serendipity: "making unhappy, unlucky and expected discoveries occurring by design".[16] A zemblanity is, effectively, an "unpleasant unsurprise". It derives from Novaya Zemlya (or Nova Zembla), a cold, barren land with many features opposite to the lush Sri Lanka (Serendip).
10 weeks ago by copystar
Biggie Smalls and Hamilton
“And if you don't know, now you know.”
10 weeks ago by M.Leddy
The Infinite Space Between Words
That "infinite" space between what we humans feel as time is where computers spend all their time.
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11 weeks ago by danmichaelo
Objective-C Direct Methods - NSHipster
I’m sorry that I long ago coined the term “objects” for this topic because it gets many people to focus on the lesser idea. The big idea is “messaging” […] >
Alan Kay
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december 2019 by carmour24
3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (December 5, 2019) | James Clear
“You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.”

Source: Bhagavad Gita, chapter 2, verse 47​​
december 2019 by copystar
ursula-k-le-guin-a-non-euclidean-view-of-california-as-a-cold-place-to-be - 1989a_Le-Guin_non-Euclidean-view-California.pdf
What do you do with her in Walden Two?

Utopia has been euclidean, it has been European, and it has been masculine. I am trying to suggest, in an evasive, distrustful, untrustworthy fashion, and as obscurely as I can, that our final loss of faith in that radiant sandcastle may enable our eyes to adjust to a dimmer light and in it perceive another kind of utopia. As this utopia would not be euclidean, European, or masculinist, my terms and images in speaking of it must be tentative and seem peculiar. Victor Turner’s antitheses of structure and communitas are useful to my attempt to think about it: structure in society, in his terms, is cognitive, communitas existential; structure provides a model, communitas a potential; structure classifies, communitas reclassifies; structure is expressed in legal and political institutions, communitas in art and religion.
december 2019 by copystar
swissmiss | Pile Of Good Things
“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
— Rainbow Rowell
december 2019 by braveterry
Reel American History - Films - List - Edward R Murrow quote
> I simply cannot accept that there are on every story two equal and logical sides to an argument.
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november 2019 by floehopper
The Efficiency-Destroying Magic of Tidying Up – Florent Crivello
This is a special case of Chesterton’s Fence, which states you should never take down a fence before knowing why it was put up. Here, I propose Scott’s Law: never put order in a system before you understand the structure underneath its chaos.
november 2019 by copystar
swissmiss | The Person Who is Doing It
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
– Chinese Proverb
october 2019 by braveterry
All models are wrong - Wikipedia
"All models are wrong" is a common aphorism in statistics; it is often expanded as "All models are wrong, but some are useful".
september 2019 by copystar
September 2019 Tarot Offering -
written by psychologist Jay Efran that included the unattributed quote, “you can never get enough of what you don’t really need,”
september 2019 by copystar
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection by Gerard Manley Hopkins | Poetry Foundation
Down roughcast, down dazzling whitewash, | wherever an elm arches,
Shivelights and shadowtackle ín long | lashes lace, lance, and pair.
september 2019 by copystar
Ivan Chtcheglov - Wikipedia
Ivan wrote Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau (Formulary for a New Urbanism) in 1953, at age nineteen under the name Gilles Ivain, which was an inspiration to the Lettrist International. and Situationist International The following quotation from the text was used as the inspiration for the famous Manchester nightclub, the Haçienda:

"And you, forgotten, your memories ravaged by all the consternations of two hemispheres, stranded in the Red Cellars of Pali-Kao, without music and without geography, no longer setting out for the hacienda where the roots think of the child and where the wine is finished off with fables from an old almanac. That’s all over. You’ll never see the hacienda. It doesn’t exist.

The hacienda must be built."[1]
september 2019 by copystar

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