Quotes

We create the resources. It is not the planet or even the universe that gives us resources. It is us who creates the knowledge. And it is knowledge that turns useless matter into useful resources. So we are doing that. We are creating resources out of what is around us.
Resources are not limited. Only human knowledge is limited —David Deutsch (probably)

If you’are thinking, but not writing, you only think that you’re thinking. —Leslie Lamport

It was a terrible thing and I’ve found the best way to deal with terrible things is to tell funny stories about them later.
—Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) in his comics


“There’s a tradeoff of instruction versus exploration,” she says. “If I instruct you more, you will explore less, because you assume that if other things were true, I would have demonstrated them.”
—Laura Schulz, MIT


Urbanismus hraje roli také při úsporách energie, například denní dojíždění autem do vzdálenosti 20 km spotřebuje více energie než celý nízkoenergetický dům.
—architektka Věra Konečná, zdroj


Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.
—Jim Rohn


When you’re mindful, mistakes become friends.
—Ellen Langer (Emotional Intelligence: Mindfullness, page 9)


Kdo jí cibulu, k tomu nende doktor, kdo jí česnek, k temu nende nikdo.
—Anonym


An ideology that’s finished is an ideology that’s dead. —???


When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. —A. C. Clarke’s First Law


Faced with a choice between changing one’s mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof. —economist J.K. Galbraith


The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. —Leo Tolstoy


The people who are most likely to change our minds are the ones we agree with on 98 percent of topics. —James Clear


The state of flow is a pleasant feeling of complete focus, often experienced when the skill level of the individual is matched by how challenging the task at hand is. —From some article


Metaphors as linguistic expressions are possible precisely because there are metaphors in a person’s conceptual system. —From some article


Fascism is cured by reading, racism is cured by traveling. —Miguel de Unamuno


The saddest part in life is when someone who creates the best memories with you becomes a memory. —Nuh Khalaf in a YouTube comment


It is enormously difficult for a successful creator to escape their own idea, because ideas need hosts to survive. —Nadia on ideas

March 20, 2014 |