A Few Words of Wisdom

 

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“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”
– Richard Feynman, Physics Showoff

“A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Film-maker

“Never waste a journey.”
– John Jarvis, British Window-artisan

“Fiction isn’t bad. It is vital. Without commonly accepted stories about things like money, states or corporations, no complex human society can function.”
– Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli Historian

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.”
– Oscar Wilde, 19th Century Troublemaker

“Our cognitive, emotional, and moral faculties are adapted to individual survival and reproduction in an archaic environment, not to universal thriving in a modern one.”
– Steven Pinker, Progressive Liberal

“Conscious awareness is a post hoc report of what is going on in your head.”
– Matthew Ridley, Libertarian Hereditary Peer

“We are suffering not from the rheumatics of old age, but from the growing pains of over-rapid changes.”
– John Maynard Keynes, Founder of Modern Macroeconomics

“Insight doesn’t happen often on the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but comes in its own time and more slowly and from nowhere but within.”
– Eudora Welty, Deep South Writer

“Productivity is for robots. Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring.”
– Kevin Kelly, Technology Publisher

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