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Good Ideas

22 Jan

If everyone thinks you have a good idea, you're too late
Paul Hawken

What Seems Like Work

21 Jan

If something that seems like work to other people doesn't seem like work to you, that's something you're well suited for.
Paul Graham

Peace and Freedom

20 Jan

The Nation has not yet found peace from its sins; the freedman has not yet found in freedom his promised land.
W.E.B. Du Bois

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20 Jan

A lack of confidence is at heart a misunderstanding of the way the world works. It’s an internalized feudalism, which imagines that only certain people — but not oneself — have the right, preordained, to get certain things.

Disempowered Perception

20 Jan

Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a transformative hierophany of integrated perception and the child is enthralled and then the mother comes into the room and she says to the child, "that's a bird, baby, that's a bird," instantly the complex wave of the angel peacock iridescent transformative mystery is collapsed, into the word. All mystery is gone, the child learns this is a bird, this is a bird, and by the time we're five or six years old all the mystery of reality has been carefully tiled over with words. This is a bird, this is a house, this is the sky, and we seal ourselves in within a linguistic shell of disempowered perception. What the psychedelics do is they burst apart this cultural envelope of confinement and return us to the legacy and birthright of the organism.
Terence McKenna

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Revolution of Values

19 Jan

We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Living Our Fears

13 Jan

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Les Brown

The Rest is Optional

12 Jan

Food, shelter, and love matter. The rest is optional.
Jeffrey Zeldman


1 Jan

Without great solitude no serious work is possible.
Pablo Picasso


30 Dec

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
Bruno Munari

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