Archive for January, 2014

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 31, 2014

Bing Xin, on remembering

“Forget whatever should be forgotten, so that you can remember what should be remembered.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 30

January 30, 2014

Lech Walesa, on leadership (1983)

“It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 29

January 29, 2014

Thorstein Veblen, on wealth (1899)

“The requirement of conspicuous wastefulness is … present as a constraining norm selectively shaping and sustaining our sense of what is beautiful.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 28

January 28, 2014

Louis Untermeyer, on poetry (1950)

“To reveal man in relation to the universe the poet must show himself not only concerned with the immensities but with the trivialities of daily life, with a sense of the past continually interupting the present.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 27

January 27, 2014

Studs Terkel, on interviewing (2007)

“What I bring to the interview is respect. The person recognizes that you respect them because you’re listening. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 26, 2014

Carl Sagan, on skepticism (1987)

“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas …  (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 25

January 25, 2014

Robert Rauschenberg, on art (1991)

“I am sick of talking about What and Why I am doing. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 24

January 24, 2014

Carroll Quigley, on government (1976)

“The link between a society, whether it be made up of communities or individuals, and a state is this: Power rests on the ability to satisfy human needs.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 23

January 23, 2014

Khadeeja AlHosani (2014)

“Expression is a beautiful thing.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 22, 2014

C.F. Payne, on writing

“You don’t have good grammar when you type with your fists.”