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UKLG Quotes on Twitter – Ed Summers – Medium
"Sure, Twitter has its problems. Big problems. But once in a while we rise to the occasion. The passing of beloved writer Ursula K. Le Guin was a poignant moment where people shared their favorite quotes on Twitter. Here are the top 25 most retweeted ones. The details of how this list was generated are included at the end of this post."

[See also:

"Ursula K Le Guin died on January 24, 2018 and there was an outpouring of tweets that commemorated her life as a writer. The le-guin.txt file contains tweet identifiers for 251,287 tweets that mentioned the phrase "Le Guin" between January 14 and January 24, 2018. They were collected with the twarc utility."

https://archive.org/details/uklg-tweet-ids ]
ursulaleguin  quotes  twitter  2018 
january 2018 by robertogreco
anf — I have a million ideas. I’m boiling over with...
"I have a million ideas. I’m boiling over with them. I had to go for a walk to get away from them, but the problem with ideas is that the more you walk, the more you get. They breed in the brainpan."
— Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies, page 129
quotes  ideas  larengroff  brains  via:lukeneff 
december 2015 by robertogreco
Philip Larkin - The Mower
"we should be careful

Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time."
poetry  quotes  poems  kindness  philiplarkin  via:lukeneff 
december 2015 by robertogreco
R.I.P. Chinua Achebe | Okayafrica.
"He was the complete artist–complex nuanced vexing inventive and dauntingly furiously courageous. For this writer from the african diaspora, he was a profound influence. I remember the first time I read him–it was like an awakening." — Junot Diaz (via e-mail)

"Let no one be fooled by the fact that we may write in English, for we intend to do unheard of things with it."—Chinua Achebe.

RIP. “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter." - Chinua Achebe

"He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart." ― Chinua Achebe

“If you don't like someone's story, write your own.” ― Chinua Achebe

Here is a lovely quote from a commencement speech Dr. Achebe gave at the New School in 1991: “The power of creation is there in all its magnificence in the myths and legends of the world. I think the life of the world is worth your effort.” — Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
chinuaachebe  2013  junotdíaz  tejucole  femikuti  quotes  writing  literature  influence  colonialism  decolonization  storytelling 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Quotes and Accents
"We all need to use them but hardly any of us know how to type them. Here is a brief guide of how to type smart quotes and accented characters (and dashes) on a Mac. If you have the latest OS you probably discovered that you can also find accented characters by holding down a letter to reveal its spicier cousins (I discovered this myself many times when attempting to type “heeeeeyyyyy” in an iChat window.). If you’re on a Windows computer or some nerdy space machine, I’d recommend googling “keyboard commands for accented characters”. If you use a non-English keyboard, you probably already know how to find all the accented characters you need. Made by Jessica Hische for your enjoyment and enlightenment."

[The new to me:

"An en dash: –
option + -

Used in dates to replace “to” or “and”. It can also be used to illustrate the relationship between two different words.

I was in jail from 1976–1978.
Mother–daughter beauty pageants make me uncomfortable.
I have a love–hate relationship with stretchy denim."

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design  keyboard  typography  quotes  reference  howto  endashes  emdashes  quotationmarks  hyphens  accents  jessicahische 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Thrumming in the Mixture (slaughterhouse90210: “The most important thing...)
“The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.”
― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
quotes  schools  learning  harukimurakami  unschooling  deschooling  via:lukeneff 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Quote by John Green: I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I t...
“I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is inprobably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it-or my observation of it-is temporary?”
quotes  2012  intelligence  consciousness  elegance  ephemerality  observation  noticing  universe  thefaultinourstars  johngreen  ephemeral 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Quote by John Green: The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing ...
“The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.”
quotes  attention  heroes  doing  noticing  thefaultinourstars  johngreen  2012 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Quote by John Green: You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea...
“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
unprecedented  being  quotes  2012  thefaultinourstars  johngreen 
july 2012 by robertogreco
The Mind at Night - Other People's Stories
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in anstonishment,
and bow their heads."
quotes  via:lukeneff 
june 2012 by robertogreco
ÐEØXY · KOANS
"A koan (pronounced /ko.an/) is a story, dialog, question, or statement in the history and lore of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding, yet that may be accessible to intuition."—Zen::Koans

"These koans, or parables, were translated into English from a book called the Shaseki-shu (Collection of Stone and Sand), written late in the thirteenth century by the Japanese Zen teacher Muju (the "non-dweller"), and from anecdotes of Zen monks taken from various books published in Japan around the turn of the 20th century."—Ashidakim Zen Koans

[Random koan: http://deoxy.org/koan/random ]
muju  shaseki-shu  koan  poetry  readings  quotes  philosophy  buddhism  zen  koans 
june 2012 by robertogreco
old paradigms for a new mode « savasavasava
"Blair talks about an interesting concept: florilegium.

“… which, rather than summarizing, selected the best passages or “flowers” from authoritative sources.”

Tweets can be thought of as forced florilegium – the constraint of 140 characters forces us to distill the important or best information (our own or from others) and share it. the idea that each tweet is a specially picked flower puts the onus on the author of the tweet to be trusted to have picked the ‘best flower’ to share. this also points to the role of curator that individuals often play – we choose what to tweet based on how we would like ourselves and the communities we are affiliated with to be represented."

…Twitter allows for varied forms of note-taking, some covered by Blair, but also beyond those examples partly because of the affordances of the new tools. a type of collaborative note-taking manifests in the ‘chat’ communities on Twitter during their scheduled meetings…"

[See the comments too.]
2012  notes  florilegium  summarization  annotation  sharing  notetaking  archiving  quotes  cv  twitter  savasaheli 
january 2012 by robertogreco
QUOTE.fm - Closed beta
"QUOTE.fm makes it possible for you to take text that you have found on the internet and share it with your friends. You quote your favorite piece of the text, comment on it, and pass it on as recommendations to your friends. While sharing your recommendations, you also receive recommendations from your friends; keeping fresh, relevant, reading material right at your fingertips."
quote.fm  onlinetoolkit  sharing  quotes  annotation  commenting  reading  online  web  text  recommendations 
october 2011 by robertogreco
In the words of Marshall McLuhan… | Tom Chatfield
"The 21st July 2011 marks a century since the birth of the founding father of media theory, Marshall McLuhan; and plenty of wise people are offering testaments to his life and work. I recently re-read his seminal 1964 work Understanding Media, and was struck as much by the sheer breadth of its subjects and opinions as by its intellectual energy. Here, then, is my minor tribute, in the form of nine particularly prescient quotations."
marshallmcluhan  2011  quotes  tomchatfield  via:preoccupations  media 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Neil Gaiman quotes
“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
neilgaiman  schools  teaching  unschooling  deschooling  quotes  life  death  love 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Descartes didn’t say that « Snarkmarket
"I like that description, too! Kotkin liked it so much, he put it in his book. I like it so much, I wanted to find out where it came from.

And it turns out Descartes didn’t say that. And the phrase doesn’t mean what Kotkin thinks it does. But there’s a reason both the philosopher and the new meaning got mixed into it.

Get the genealogical-detective lowdown in a Storify by my Twitter-co-archeologist Wilko von Hardenberg after the jump. (I really like his idea that this would make for a great game/exercise in the classroom.)

Also, if you missed it, see why Martin Luther King and Mark Twain didn’t say what you might think they did either. Similar psychology at work here, too. And it shows that it isn’t just the cut-and-pasters on the interwebs who make these mistakes."

[See also: http://storify.com/wilkohardenberg/the-inventory-of-the-possible-attribution AND http://wilkohardenberg.posterous.com/of-scavenger-hunts-great-cities-and-descartes ]
psychology  cities  twitter  quotes  descartes  joelkotkin  timcarmody  snarkmarket  attribution 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Giving our feelings a name
"One of the many things that fascinated Freud about jokes was that they passed around from person to person without an author. This is why they were interesting - they showed the unconscious uncensored, in public. (This is a big part of what Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious is about.)

When we (mis)attribute a joke or quote, we're doing something different: we're giving our unconscious an author, and leaning on the author's authority. Just like with jokes, it's an acceptable way to let our nervous feelings out, without having to completely own them ourselves. We just co-sign."
psychology  twitter  networks  feelings  mlk  pennjillette  timcarmody  quotes  authority  jokes  freud  attribution  misattribution  social  marktwain  osamabinladen  2011  clarencedarrow  meganmcardle  jessicadovey  drewgrant  martinlutherkingjr 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Don DeLillo Biography
"This biography is largely an oral auto-biography, stitched together from the various interviews. All the passages below that are in quotes are from DeLillo himself, and the other text is from the interviewer noted below each entry."
dondelillo  biography  writing  writers  via:robinsloan  quotes  interviews 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Banksy - Wikiquote
"The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little."
banksy  advertising  art  modernart  self-obsessed  quotes 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Frank Chimero ["We work because it’s a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next." —Charles Eames]
"And so this is my favorite quote in regards to design. The Eames are heroes of mine: such virtuosity over such a wide array of practices. Products for the home, patterns, architecture, movies, I mean, it’s just silly. People have said that doing so was easier back then because the walls between the practices were lower, just like how Da Vinci was able to be on the cusp of understanding in science because we knew so little. I think that’s partially true, but not a convincing enough argument to stand on its own.

The Eames were sharks. One just has to read what Charles said. In work, it’s not that one project leads to the next, it’s that one subject leads to the next. If we’re really sniffing out solutions to the problems of people, then we’ll be going down some serious rabbit holes.

We don’t need to say “multi-disciplinary designer” any more. If we’re truly trying to make things that help all of us to live better, it’s implied and redundant."
design  quotes  eames  charleseames  multidisciplinary  interdisciplinary  generalists  crossdisciplinary  doing  making  work  glvo  working  howwework  curiosity  learning  unschooling  deschooling  postdisciplinary 
march 2011 by robertogreco
The Mavenist | What should young people do with their lives...
"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured." —Kurt Vonnegut
loneliness  vonnegut  youth  community  stability  well-being  life  wisdom  quotes  kurtvonnegut 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Noam Chomsky quotes
"The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions."<br />
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"Education is a condition of  imposed ignorance." <br />
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"Most problems of teaching are not problems of growth but helping cultivate growth. As far as I know, and this is only from personal experience in teaching, I think about ninety percent of the problem in teaching, or maybe ninety-eight percent, is just to help the students get interested. Or what it usually amounts to is to not prevent them from being interested. Typically they come in interested, and the process of education is a way of driving that defect out of their minds. But if children['s] ... normal interest is maintained or even aroused, they can do all kinds of things in ways we don't understand." 
quotes  noamchomsky  education  unschooling  deschooling  schooling  teaching  learning  anarchism  anarchy  submission  ignorance 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Eugene V. Debs - Wikiquote
"If it had not been for the discontent of a few fellows who had not been satisfied with their conditions, you would still be living in caves. Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization."<br />
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"The Republican and Democratic parties are alike capitalist parties — differing only in being committed to different sets of capitalist interests — they have the same principles under varying colors, are equally corrupt and are one in their subservience to capital and their hostility to labor."<br />
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"I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence."
eugenedebs  discontent  progress  history  revolution  change  gamechanging  echoesofhistory  historyrepeatsitself  politics  policy  socialism  quotes 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Albert Einstein - Wikiquote
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly."
alberteinstein  quotes  convention  culture  society  prejudice  unschooling  deschooling 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The Technium: Predicting the Present, First Five Years of Wired
"I was digging through some files the other day and found this document from 1997. It gathers a set of quotes from issues of Wired magazine in its first five years. I don't recall why I created this (or even if I did compile all of them), but I suspect it was for our fifth anniversary issue. I don't think we ever ran any of it. Reading it now it is clear that all predictions of the future are really just predictions of the present. Here it is in full:"
kevinkelly  technium  future  futurism  guidance  history  quotes  trends  value  90s  web  wired  death  dannyhillis  paulsaffo  nicholasnegroponte  peterdrucker  jaychiat  alankay  vernorvinge  nathanmyhrvold  sherryturkle  stevejobs  nealstephenson  marcandreessen  newtgingrich  brianeno  scottsassa  billgates  garywolf  johnnaisbitt  mikeperry  marktilden  hughgallagher  billatkinson  michaelschrage  jimmetzner  brendalaurel  jaronlanier  douglashofstaster  frandallfarmer  rayjones  jonkatz  davidcronenberg  johnhagel  joemaceda  tompeters  meaning  ritual  technology  rituals 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Strong National Museum of Play: Play Quotes
List of quotes about play and creativity and learning...
quotes  play  games  learning  psychology  creativity  wisdom 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Poynter Online - Chip on Your Shoulder
"My ignorance is essential. I do not write what I know but what I need to know. It is not something I know but need to know."
donaldmurray  writing  understanding  learning  howto  ignorance  tcsnmy  quotes 
february 2010 by robertogreco
iPad About « The New Adventures of Stephen Fry
"I have always thought Hans Christian Andersen should have written a companion piece to the Emperor’s New Clothes, in which everyone points at the Emperor shouting, in a Nelson from the Simpson’s voice, “Ha ha! He’s naked.” And then a lone child pipes up, ‘No. He’s actually wearing a really fine suit of clothes.” And they all clap hands to their foreheads as they realise they have been duped into something worse than the confidence trick, they have fallen for what E. M. Forster called the lack of confidence trick. How much easier it is to distrust, to doubt, to fold the arms and say “Not impressed”."
stephenfry  ipad  fairytales  fables  hanschristianandersen  design  books  experience  simplicity  quotes  apple  confidence 
january 2010 by robertogreco
The Great Geek Manual » Geek Quote of the Day
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
learning  quotes  merlyn  merlin  via:preoccupations  mindset  age  mind  tcsnmy  lcproject  lifelonglearning 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Make No Little Plans
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.

Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect. (1864-1912)"
danielburnham  quotes  architecture  design  productivity  planning  knowledge  wisdom  inspiration 
january 2010 by robertogreco
John Perry Barlow - Wikiquote
"Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here." from A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (1996)
quotes  johnperrybarlow  cyberspace  independence  ownership  1996  freedom  matter  expression  property  identity 
december 2009 by robertogreco
PrimatePoetics! - Once the Doors of Perception are Cleansed!
"We talk far too much. We should talk less and draw more. I personally should like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic Nature, communicate everything I have to say in sketches. That fig tree, this little snake, the cocoon on my window sill quietly awaiting its future – all these are momentous signatures. A person able to decipher their meaning properly would soon be able to dispense with the written or the spoken word altogether. The more I think of it, there is something futile, mediocre, even (I am tempted to say) foppish about speech. By contrast, how the gravity of Nature and he silence startle you, when you stand face to face with her, undistracted, before a barren ridge or in the desolation of ancient hills."
aldoushuxley  quotes  drawing  language  talking  communication  nature  glvo  speech 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Stanley Kubrick - Wikiquote
"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."
stanleykubrick  universe  darkeness  meaning  fulfillment  indifference  life  humanity  human  quotes  hostility  existence 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Null And Void - "Adults, in their dealing with children, are insane. And children know it, too"
"Adults, in their dealing with children, are insane. And children know it, too. Adults lay down rules they would not think of following, speak truths they do not believe. And yet they expect children to obey the rules, believe the truths, and admire and respect their parents for this nonsense. Children must be very wise and secret to tolerate adults at all. And the greatest nonsense of all that adults expect children to believe is that people learn by experience. No greater lie was ever revered. And its falseness is immediately discerned by children since their parents obviously have not learned anything by experience. Far from learning, adults simply become set in a maze of prejudices and dreams and sets of rules whose origins they do not know and would not dare inspect for fear the whole structure might topple over on them. I think children instinctively know this. Intelligent children learn to conceal their knowledge and keep free of this howling mania."
johnsteinbeck  quotes  children  childhood  adults  rules  hypocrisy  teaching  learning  society  dreams  culture  unschooling  deschooling  trust  authority  hierarchy  myths  obedience  wisdom  prejudice  change  mania  sickness  knowledge 
may 2009 by robertogreco
H. L. Mencken Quotes
"Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure.""
hlmencken  quotes  truth  certainty  wisdom  progress  change  reform  morals  ethics  skepticism  tolerance  civilization 
march 2009 by robertogreco
inspiring touch-related interaction design | re/touch: an encyclopædia of touch and culture
"re/touch brings together hundreds of cross-cultural examples of social norms and values involving touch—all categorised according to actions related to touching.
design  ethnography  rfid  database  interactiondesign  ixd  gestures  haptic  quotes  touch  senses  interface  resources  reference  research  culture  theory 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Blogging died in 1882 « Learn Online
"We were all then convinced that it was necessary for us to speak, write, and print as quickly as possible and as much as possible, and that it was all wanted for the good of humanity. And thousands of us, contradicting and abusing one another, all printed and wrote - teaching others. And without noticing that we knew nothing, and that to the simplest of life’s questions: What is good and what is evil? we did not know how to reply, we all talked at the same time, not listening to one another, sometimes seconding and praising one another in order to be seconded and praised in turn, sometimes getting angry with one another - just as in a lunatic asylum." - Leo Tolstoy: A Confession. 1882

[pair with: http://radar.oreilly.com/2006/10/homophily-in-social-software.html ]
tolstoy  quotes  blogging  echochambers  forums  socialmedia  slow  conversation  discussion  1882  listening  philosophy  writing  wisdom 
january 2009 by robertogreco
But it bears repeatin’ now. « Magical Nihilism
"When we do these computer models, those aren’t the real models; the real models are in the gamer’s head. The computer game is just a compiler for that mental model in the player. We have this ability as humans to build these fairly elaborate models in our imaginations, and the process of play is the process of pushing against reality, building a model, refining a model by looking at the results of looking at interacting with things.“
willwright  videogames  psychology  games  play  gaming  imagination  modeling  quotes 
november 2008 by robertogreco
May 1968 Graffiti
"These graffiti are drawn primarily from Julien Besançon’s Les murs ont la parole (Tchou, 1968), Walter Lewino’s L’imagination au pouvoir (Losfeld, 1968), Marc Rohan’s Paris ’68 (Impact, 1968), René Viénet’s Enragés et situationnistes dans le mouvement des occupations (Gallimard, 1968), Maurice Brinton’s Paris: May 1968 (Solidarity, 1968), and Gérard Lambert’s Mai 1968: brûlante nostalgie (Pied de nez, 1988).

Some were written by the situationists or the Enragés, or are quotes from SI writings, but many of the others clearly reflect a more or less situationist spirit, whether they were directly influenced by the SI, or because situationist ideas were in the air, or simply because the liberated reality was generating situationist-style feelings and insights."

[French here: http://www.bopsecrets.org/French/graffiti.htm ]
situationist  anarchy  french  france  psychogeography  paris  quotes  anarchism  activism  politics  culture  history  graffiti  1968  via:preoccupations  revolution  protest  slogans 
november 2008 by robertogreco
John Maeda quotes
“Amidst all the attention given to the sciences as to how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered "useless," will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously. The arts are the science of enjoying life."
johnmaeda  well-being  happiness  art  science  quotes 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Maya Angelou
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."
via:kottke  wisdom  life  behavior  mayaangelou  quotes  psychology 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Doris Lessing on education
"You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accomodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others, will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself-educating your own judgement. Those that stay must remember, always and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this society." - Doris Lessing

[via: http://plsj.tumblr.com/post/46222928/you-are-in-the-process-of-being-indoctrinated-we ]
education  society  indoctrination  unschooling  deschooling  schooling  schools  learning  control  prejudice  freedom  autodidacts  dorislessing  quotes  cv 
august 2008 by robertogreco
[Quotable] NetNewsWire, JotSpot, Git, Google, old Texas sayings, etc. - (37signals)
"Companies used to want to be in the middle of the road — that’s where all the customers were. But now, in an age of hyper-competition and non-stop innovation, the middle of the road is the road to ruin." - Bill Taylor
37signals  advice  quotes  administration  management  identity  branding  leadership  meaning  competition  schooldesign  gamechanging 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Twitter / Johnnie Moore: TBL: don't think of web as ...
"TBL: don't think of web as a thing - it's connections between people. asking if web can solve x is really asking can we solve x"
via:preoccupations  web  technology  society  culture  quotes  timberners-lee 
july 2008 by robertogreco
russell davies: sums it all up really
"The secret to happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and personas that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile" (Bertrand Russell)
happiness  human  generalists  bertrandrussell  russelldavies  life  quotes 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Bike Snob NYC: Words <del>of Wisdom</del>: The 21 Most Memorable Cycling Quotes
"I’ve gone ahead and assembled what I think are the most memorable and inspirational of these quotes. Some of them are familiar, and others are less known. But all of them are sure to resonate with the cyclist’s soul."
quotes  bikes 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Agnes Martin is one of my favorite painters. Her advice... (kottke.org)
"To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like. The things that are acceptable to your mind."
art  philosophy  life  quotes 
march 2008 by robertogreco
AttentionMax » Blog Archive » Move Over, Seth Godin, Einstein’s Here [10 quotes from Einstein]
“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.”...“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
quotations  quotes  alberteinstein  business  leadership  schools  administration  organizations  management  people  psychology  success  wisdom  teaching  ethics  imagination  creativity  curiosity  work  via:preoccupations 
january 2008 by robertogreco
RulesofThumb.org - Homepage
"A rule of thumb turns information you have into information you need. The goal of this website is to gather every rule of thumb on earth into one gargantuan, easily searchable online reference database that will be accessible from anywhere in the world a
advice  collaboration  database  ruleofthumb  information  howto  patterns  quotes  social  international  trivia  tips  rules  knowledge 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Collective Perception
"excerpt of SpaceCollective.org, a soon to be released, invite only information exchange dedicated to the future of everything. SpaceCollective is about to go into public beta and is issuing a limited amount of exclusive beta generation invites now."
art  blogs  collective  consciousness  culture  design  fractals  future  geometry  gotham  history  images  knowledge  life  perception  philosophy  psychology  quotes  science  space  scifi  technology  thought  evolution  futurism 
november 2007 by robertogreco
plsj tumblelog
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it." — Hannah Arendt
quotes  storytelling  stories  meaning  wisdom 
september 2007 by robertogreco
13. To You. Whitman, Walt. 1900. Leaves of Grass
"STRANGER! if you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?"
poetry  quotes  communication  society  people  human  interaction  english  waltwhitman 
september 2007 by robertogreco
greg.org: the making of: Magic: Teller Like It Is
"[Magic is] the theatrical linking of a cause with an effect that has no basis in physical reality, but that — in our hearts — ought to.”
culture  magic  imagination  creativity  play  quotes  awe  emotion 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Will Durant - Wikiquote
"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice." "To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say."
wildurant  quotes  philosophy  history  nature  society  civilization  teaching  learning  education 
september 2007 by robertogreco
PULPHOPE: THOREAU
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practive resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdy and Spartan-like as to put a rout to all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."
quotes  thoreau  living  simplicity  philosophy  nature  lifestyle  yearoff  glvo  cv  gamechanging 
july 2007 by robertogreco
jill/txt » students-as-mutants
“academics must cease their quest to educate students-as-replicants and instead start thinking about educating students-as-mutants” + “A scholar is a library’s way of making another library”
teaching  learning  libraries  knowledge  education  quotes  future  progress  students  schools  lcproject  jillwalkerrettberg 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Sylloge: It was John Adams
"About seven years ago, I remembered this thing I had read somewhere about some bloke who had to do something praxis-y so his sons could do something theoria-y so their kids could do something poesis-y, and I set out to find it using my best query formula
search  quotes  serendipity  education  progress  families  generations  inheritance  thinking  society  art  poetry  painting  architecture 
december 2006 by robertogreco
John Adams - Wikipedia - see also: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Adams
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy...in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain." Now at: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Adams
education  progress  families  johnadams  glvo  quotes  thinking  society  art  poetry  painting  architecture  generations  inheritance 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Higher Learning
"I learned to question short-term "awareness-raising sessions" and instead look to a whole-school approach for meeting the needs of all students."
organizations  administration  schools  education  collaborative  collaboration  work  quotes 
november 2006 by robertogreco
W. C. Fields - Wikiquote
"I never voted for anybody. I always voted against."
politics  quotes  elections 
november 2006 by robertogreco

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