"Most people aren’t trained to want to face the process of re-understanding a subject they already know. One must obtain not just literacy, but deep involvement and re-understanding. - Charles Eames"
"We are very defensive, and therefore aggressive, when we hold on to a particular belief, a dogmas, or when we worship our particular nationality, with the rag that is called the flag."
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter."
— Bertrand Russell
"It is the ability to spot the potential in the product of connecting things that don’t ordinarily go together that marks out the person who is truly creative."
"A quality of great art is its ability to guide attention from one of its parts to another in a manner that pleases, informs, and provokes."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
— Mark Twain (via mythrils)
"I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong."
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
— Voltaire (via philphys)
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
— Robert A. Heinlein
"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” - The Dalai Lama"