Quotes. September 2012

“I’m a huge believer that one of the best ways to figure out what you think is to write it out and then iterate. When you do this, you quickly discover how foggy your ideas are, and you work to clarify them.”
-Ben Casnocha

“Without a theory the facts are silent”
-F.A. Hayek

Quotes, August 2012

“The goal [of meditation] is to awaken from our trance of discursive thinking–and from the habit of ceaselessly grasping at the pleasant and recoiling from the unpleasant–so that we can enjoy a mind that is undisturbed by worry, merely open like the sky, and effortlessly aware of the flow of experience in the present.”
-Sam Harris

Quotes, June 2012

Quotes I found interesting or compelling, from something I read in June 2012:

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can be dense at times, such as when I haven’t gotten enough sleep or when I’m being fiercely clever in the wrong direction.
Anne Herbert

Quotes, May 2012

This is a series I will start doing; posting a list of quotes at the end of every month. I read a ton, and I have a longer Quote List I keep, but instead of adding to the larger list, I’m going to post monthly updates. [This is in addition to the book reviews and analysis I will begin posting, as soon as I figure out the format I want to put them in.]