"...and that combination of propulsion and relaxation is the technical definition of what he’s doing. But you can try it yourself, all you want, and it ain’t going to sound like Charlie." <-- Stewart Copeland about Charlie Watts

"Agility of mind is not a given; it is something we have to work for. To obtain and sustain it, we need to train it. We do this by continually nurturing our curiosity for new perspectives, including the courage to disagree and be disagreed with." <-- Kenneth Cukier

"Thinking in Constellations is very different. In the Constellation mindset, we set ourselves in motion toward possibility, not toward a set destination, allowing for many branching paths. Possibility attracts the energy of like-minded individuals. Engagement is voluntary. Leadership flows as dictated by evolving needs. With vision and reciprocal commitment, power is given away, then grows, then more is given back." <-- Matthew Barzun

"A pluralism of frames enables better framing. It is humanity’s mental “insurance policy” for times of change. In contrast, when one limits a society’s frame space, it leaves people’s unique cognitive capabilities underutilized. It dumbs us down." <-- Kenneth Cukier

“…there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth.” <-- Martin Luther King Jr.

Sad when this happens: "Truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.” <-- Bari Weiss

"Truth springs from argument amongst friends"
<-- David Hume

Roewe: The word I would use is “argue.” She and Alek would politely get into things a lot and push back on each other, and that’s why she liked him. He wouldn’t do just what she told him to do. It was a very strong creative dynamic. <-- On Madona's Truth or Dare documentary

"He stayed away so long he began, like so many expats, to identify with elsewhere." <-- John Freeman on Ferlinghetti

"I have always been of the mind that in a democracy, manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie knife." <-- James Russell Lowel

Quocunque jeceris stabit. "Whichever way you throw, it will stand" <-- Isle of Mann motto.

"I was trying to illustrate that I’ve been screwed up [...] by not facing my emotions, by not sharing my emotions, by pretending that I’m hard and emotionless. And that’s not healthy for a human." <-- Carl Hart

"No one wants a lecture. Everyone wants a story" <— Morgan Housel

"Prejudice saves us a painful trouble, the trouble of thinking." <-- Alfred Bettleheim

When a person really believes there’s no space for politics, that means the system in place is serving them. <-- Alysia Montaño

[Organizational] posture of indifference to what others think and ... [a] correction of self-presentation ... from unprepossessing sullenness to appealing persuasiveness. --> paraphrasing Janet Malcolm

Fishing largely consists of not catching fish.
—> Robert Hughes

Security depends more on exceeding a threshold of co-operation with allies and adversaries alike than on maintaining a balance of power. --> Lawrence SUMMERS

”You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involve me, I understand”
—> E. O. Wilson

"Ethics requires that there be consistency among our moral standards and in how we apply these standards. Ethics also requires a consistency between our ethical standards and our actions, as well as among our inner desires."

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