Quotes, February 2016

“The more elaborate the explanation of why something failed, the less likely it is to be true.”
-Paul Graham

“The secret ideology of education: lots of DATA, but never ever any TOOLS – nothing with which to change self or politics.”
-Alain de Botton

“Our social and political life is awash in unconsciously held Christian ideas broken from the theology that gave them meaning, and it’s hungry for the identification of sinners—the better to prove the virtue of the accusers and, perhaps especially, to demonstrate the sociopolitical power of the accusers.”
-Joseph Bottum

“I confess that, in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that men would not fly for 50 years. Two years later, we ourselves were making flights. This demonstration of my inability as a prophet gave me such a shock that I have ever since distrusted myself and have refrained from all prediction.”
-Wilbur Wright

“Don’t believe everything you think.”
-Thomas Kida

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.”
-Arthur Schopenhauer

?Three times platinum,
Yeah I broke the record.
If you can’t respect that,
Tell me—what is you respectin’?”
-Soul Boy Vellum

“You got to let it all go and do what you love and fuck the rest.”
-Greg Jackson

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

“There is only one success: To be able to spend your life in your own way.”
-Christopher Morley

“On that new shit, niggaz like, “How come?”
Niggas want my old shit, then buy my old album.
Niggas stuck on stupid, I gotta keep it moving.”
-Jay Z

“Some critters like to hide under rocks. Some humans like to hide under words.”
-Anne Herbert

“Tell me with whom you associate and I will tell you who you are. If I know with what you busy yourself, I know what you amount to.”

“Men who think deeply and seriously have a hard time with the public at large.”

“Whoever demands too much and takes joy in complexity is likely to fall prey to error.”

“To know is not enough, one has to apply knowledge; it is not enough to will, one has to act.”

“So much of our lives shaped by attempts to resolve failures in our parents’ lives – while trying to honour their strengths.”
-Alain de Botton

“Among people around the world, nourishing relationships are the single most universally agreed-upon feature of the good life.”
-Daniel Goleman

“Pretty sure everybody is wrong about everything.”
-Michael Ian Black

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”
-Winston Churchill

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.”

“But art, the new, the ability to connect the dots and to make an impact—sooner or later, that can only come from one who creates, not from a teacher and not from a book.”
-Seth Godin

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
-Ben Casanova

“Out of these inefficient tinkerings will come the future.”
-Kevin Kelly