May 14, 2012
Paul Krugman, not my favourite Nobel laureate by any measure, but very succinct observation here.
"The problem with digital books is that you can always find what you are looking for, but you need to go to a bookstore to find what you weren’t looking for."

Paul Krugman, not my favourite Nobel laureate by any measure, but very succinct observation here.

"The problem with digital books is that you can always find what you are looking for, but you need to go to a bookstore to find what you weren’t looking for."

December 3, 2011
Philip Glass, composer (also the cousin of This American Life’s Ira Glass).
Occupy Wall Street went up to protest at Lincoln Center last night during a performance of Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha. When the Satyagraha listeners emerged from the Met, police directed them to leave via side exits, but protesters began encouraging them to disregard the police, walk down the steps, and listen to Glass speak. Hesitantly at first, then in a wave, they did so. The composer proceeded to recite the closing lines of Satyagraha.
"When righteousness withers away and evil rules the land, we come into being, age after age, and take visible shape, and move, a man among men, for the protection of good, thrusting back evil and setting virtue on her seat again."

Philip Glass, composer (also the cousin of This American Life’s Ira Glass).

Occupy Wall Street went up to protest at Lincoln Center last night during a performance of Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha. When the Satyagraha listeners emerged from the Met, police directed them to leave via side exits, but protesters began encouraging them to disregard the police, walk down the steps, and listen to Glass speak. Hesitantly at first, then in a wave, they did so. The composer proceeded to recite the closing lines of Satyagraha.

"When righteousness withers away and evil rules the land, we come into being, age after age, and take visible shape, and move, a man among men, for the protection of good, thrusting back evil and setting virtue on her seat again."

November 9, 2011
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 - 1940.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 - 1940.

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

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November 8, 2011
Tilda Swinton, who read Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge.
"You’re always playing yourself. It’s all autobiography, whatever you’re doing. It’s using them as a kind of prism through which to throw something real about yourself, or something relaxed at least. Because the last thing you want is to look like you’re acting."

Tilda Swinton, who read Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge.

"You’re always playing yourself. It’s all autobiography, whatever you’re doing. It’s using them as a kind of prism through which to throw something real about yourself, or something relaxed at least. Because the last thing you want is to look like you’re acting."

(Source: mizoguchi)

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October 20, 2011
Woody Allen, 1935."There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better , but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more."

Woody Allen, 1935.

"There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better , but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more."

October 5, 2011
Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me."
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me."

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

October 3, 2011
Osho, never born, never died, only visited this world between 1931-1990.
"The heart is always right — if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart — because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted."

Osho, never born, never died, only visited this world between 1931-1990.

"The heart is always right — if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart — because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted."

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September 28, 2011
Noam Chomsky, 1928, on the gangsterism of Wall Street.
"Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street — financial institutions generally — has caused severe damage to the people of the United States (and the world). And should also know that it has been doing so increasingly for over 30 years, as their power in the economy has radically increased, and with it their political power. That has set in motion a vicious cycle that has concentrated immense wealth, and with it political power, in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1%, while the rest increasingly become what is sometimes called “a precariat” — seeking to survive in a precarious existence. They also carry out these ugly activities with almost complete impunity — not only too big to fail, but also “too big to jail.” 
The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course.”

Noam Chomsky, 1928, on the gangsterism of Wall Street.

"Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street — financial institutions generally — has caused severe damage to the people of the United States (and the world). And should also know that it has been doing so increasingly for over 30 years, as their power in the economy has radically increased, and with it their political power. That has set in motion a vicious cycle that has concentrated immense wealth, and with it political power, in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1%, while the rest increasingly become what is sometimes called “a precariat” — seeking to survive in a precarious existence. They also carry out these ugly activities with almost complete impunity — not only too big to fail, but also “too big to jail.”

The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course.”

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September 21, 2011
Albert Camus, 1913-1960.
"Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders." 
"To assert, in any case, that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no one in his right mind would believe this today." 

Albert Camus, 1913-1960.

"Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders." 

"To assert, in any case, that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no one in his right mind would believe this today." 

September 21, 2011
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892-1973.
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892-1973.

"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."

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