Sunday, November 1, 2009

Selected Thoughts #2

"Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about--doing what people have told them is impossible."
Hunt Greene

"Systems governed by only one set of rules are more vulnerable than those with variety."
Geoff Mulgan

"Planning is as natural to the process of success as its absence is to the process of failure."
Robin Sieger

"Innovation, everyday entrepreneurship, and creativity are the aims of collaboration."
Peter Keen

"Will and wisdom are both mighty leaders. Our times worship will."
Clarence Shepard Day

"I have a feeling I'm falling on rare occasions but most of the time I have my feet on the ground I can't help it if the ground itself is falling."
Lawrence Ferlinghetti "The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
Garrison Keillor

"The chain of memory is resurrection."
Charles Olson
"A poem is energy transferred from where the poet got way of the poem itself to, all the way over to, the reader."
Charles Olson

"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better."
Cynthia Ozick

"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better."
Cynthia Ozick

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain there would be no life."
John Updike

"Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth's many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more."
John Updike

"Reason must sit at the knee of instinct and learn reverence for the miraculous instinctual capacity for creation."
Jonathan Schell

" the irrepressible revolutionist."
Wallace Stevens

"We are compelled to drive toward total knowledge, right down to the levels of the neuron and the gene. When we have progressed enough to explain ourselves in these mechanistic terms...the result might be hard to accept."
Edward O. Wilson

"Man is not merely the sum of his masks. Behind the shifting face of personality is a hard nugget of self, a genetic gift."
Camille Paglia

"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all."
Edward O. Wilson

"A zebra is a light-colored animal with dark stripes, not a dark one with light stripes."
American Museum of Natural History

"Einstein said that if quantum mechanics is right, then the world is crazy. Well, Einstein was right. The world is crazy."
Daniel Greenberger

"The world of poetry, mythology, and religion represents the world as a man would like to have it, while science represents the world as he gradually comes to discover it."
Joseph Wood Krutch

"Even heavy automobile traffic out of New York City on a summer weekend minutely unbalances the earth as it rotates."
Paul Allman Siple

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
Harper Lee

"The fate of a nation has often depended upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister."

"The best of healers is good cheer."

"Beginning reform is beginning revolution."
Duke of Wellington

"Remembrance is the secret of reconciliation."
Rudolf Scharping

"It is never any good dwelling on goodbyes. It is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting."
Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy Bibescu

"Don't get mad. Get smart."
Willie Dixon