A few words of wisdom

“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

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.”

Oscar Wilde, 19th Century Troublemaker

“Conscious awareness is a post hoc report of what is going on in your head.”

Matthew Ridley, Libertarian Hereditary Peer

“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

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

Richard Feynman, Physics Showoff

“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

“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

“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

“Productivity is for robots. Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring.”

Kevin Kelly, Technology Publisher