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Apr

(Source: thegreyconcept)

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Apr

Everyone likes to think of memory as this thing that lets us vividly remember our childhoods or what we did last week. But memory is designed to help us make good decisions in the moment and, therefore, memory has to stay up-to-date. The information that is relevant right now can overwrite what was there to begin with.

13

Apr

Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.
Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak - The Book ThiefThe Book Thief
(Via Higor)

12

Apr

All children, at all times, have wanted to be adults, except the Baby Boom. We wanted to be older, greater children.

11

Apr

‘Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.’ Carl Jung, 1960

10

Apr

amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Iain Banks, born 16 February 1954, died 9 June 2013 Nine Brilliant Quotes

amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Iain Banks, born 16 February 1954, died 9 June 2013
Nine Brilliant Quotes

09

Apr

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.

Alain de Botton, who knows a thing or two about doing what you love, quoted by Megan McArdle, author of The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

Pair with Debbie Millman’s indispensable Fail Safe

08

Apr

Computers are like Old Testament gods: lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth  (1988), p. 18 (via linguisten)

07

Apr

The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.

G.K. Chesterton in Orthodoxy

A Service of

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06

Apr

austinkleon:

The “So What?” Test

A flowchart from my new book, Show Your Work!

austinkleon:

The “So What?” Test

A flowchart from my new book, Show Your Work!

05

Apr

Still more eccentric is the story of Apple’s ‘command’ key, marked by a square with looped corners, or . Known properly as the St John’s Arms, it’s an ancient, knot-like heraldic symbol, dating back in Scandinavia to at least 1000 BC, where it was used to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.

04

Apr

The past was neither as good nor as bad as we suppose: it was just different.

03

Apr

WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!

02

Apr

May you live all the days of your life. —Jonathan Swift

01

Apr

Books are in no hurry. An act of creation is in no hurry; it reads us, it privileges us infinitely.