Quotes March 2011

Quotes March 2011

“Sometimes, thrill-seeking activities mask intellectual fears of annihilation. It’s often easier to take chances than to contemplate nothingness.” – Charles Hayes

“We might define art as anything which pushes our thoughts in important yet neglected directions.” – Alain de Botton

“To look at the newspaper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.” – Alain de Botton

“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.” – Abraham Maslow

“Advice comes from an urge to keep things under control first, and love second.” – Carlos Miceli

“Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries. Truth is uniform and narrow; it constantly exists, and does not seem to require so much an active energy, as a passive aptitude of the soul in order to encounter it. But error is endlessly diversified.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Give everyone a title. Nothing pleases mankind as much and costs as little. Give everyone their own coffee cup.” – Jerry Favretto

“Career Networking events are filled with people you don’t want in your network.” – Ben Casnocha

“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde

“Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.” – Ann Douglas

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” – Oscar Wilde

“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.” – Michel de Montaigne

“What you are today and what you will be in five years depends on two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” – Twyla Tharp

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain

“When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.” – Freud

“Destiny, quite often, is a determined parent.” – Twyla Tharp

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – Neil Postman

“99% of the time, teaching that has not been asked for will not result in learning, but will impede learning.” – John Holt

“One can have a doctorate in psychology and be socially inept.” – Charles D. Hayes

“Maturity has now been banished from nearly every aspect of our lives.” – John Taylor Gatto

“Nostalgia is a sentiment of loss and displacement, but it is also a romance with one’s own fantasy.” – Svetlana Boym

“The real reason for proposing such restrictions as age, background, experience, etc. is contempt arising from the presumption that people are ignorant: educators want to avoid the ignorant meeting the ignorant around a text which they may not understand and which they read only because they are interested in it.” – Ivan Illich

“I don’t wanna learn as much as possible about anything.” – Carlos Miceli

“To experience humility is the true survivor’s response to catastrophe.” – Laurence Gonzales

“Failure is potential without anymore time.” – Alain de Botton

“Choking is about thinking too much. Panic is about thinking too little.” – Malcolm Gladwell

“In our secular society, school has become the replacement for church, and like church it requires that its teachings must be taken on faith.” – John Taylor Gatto

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.” – Bruce Lee

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