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Quote of the Day 21 August 2015

Car cela libère mon esprit de la tyrannie des choses insignificantes. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry when asked why he climbs

QOTD 1 March 2015

But I think that it’s certain that one doesn’t only photograph with the eyes but with all one’s intelligence. — Brassaï

Quote of the day, 12 June 2014

“Again: as the profound calm which only apparently precedes and prophesies of the storm, is perhaps more awful than the storm itself; for, indeed, the calm is but the wrapper and envelope of the storm; and contains it in itself, as the seemingly harmless rifle holds the fatal powder, and the ball, and the explosion; […]

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Who’s overseeing who? And now the spies are writing the legislation that affects them. Let’s see – the spies are spying on the legislative body that oversees them, and writing the legislation for that legislative body. If it wasn’t clear to you before, They have the goods on Congress. Now They’re not even trying to […]

How the American higher education system was destroyed

In five easy steps. I’d say this is utter paranoia, that the Cabal that runs our country is not that cohesive and controlling, that it just happened by accident, but they have done it to the healthcare system, the secondary school system, the public unions, the networks, and the great research labs. And I read […]


Aphorism of the day, 6 October 2012

Google finds no hits for this except for someone that I know for a fact heard it from me, so I’m claiming credit: “Never steal anything that eats.” I’d call it BWare’s Law, but there’s already one of those. BWare’s Rule?

Quote of the day, 16 May 2012

The issue here is not class envy but class entrenchment. The fact that they were born rich is irrelevant. They had no choice in the matter. But the fact that they appear to want to give even more to those who already have a great deal while denying much to those who have little is […]

Bullet points of the day, 16 May 2012

Better cross functional coordination and more effective lateral processes Performed with minimal disruption


Quote of the Day, 15 May 2012

The telephone and visitors are the work destroyers. E. Hemingway, as told to G. Plimpton, Spring 1958, the Paris Review

Quote of the day, 14 May 2012

I still believe, though, that it is very bad for a writer to talk about how he writes. He writes to be read by the eye and no explanations or dissertations should be necessary. You can be sure that there is much more there than will be read at any first reading and having made […]

Quote of the day, 13 May 2012

On symbolism: It is hard enough to write books and stories without being asked to explain them as well. Also it deprives the explainers of work. If five or six or more good explainers can keep going why should I interfere with them? Read anything I write for the pleasure of reading it. Whatever else […]

Quote of the day, 12 May 2012

Trying to write something of permanent value is a full-time job even though only a few hours a day are spent on the actual writing. A writer can be compared to a well. There are as many kinds of wells as there are writers. The important thing is to have good water in the well, […]

Quote of the day, 11 May 2012

You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. –E. Hemingway, as told to George Plimpton, Spring 1958, the Paris Review

Quote of the day, 10 May 2012

The fun of talk is to explore, but much of it and all that is irresponsible should not be written. Once written you have to stand by it. You may have said it to see whether you believed it or not. –E. Hemingway, as told to George Plimpton, Spring 1958, the Paris Review

Quote of the day, 9 May 2012

[…T]hese tokens have their value, just as three buffalo horns Hemingway keeps in his bedroom have a value dependent not on size but because during the acquiring of them things went badly in the bush, yet ultimately turned out well. “It cheers me up to look at them,” he says. Hemingway may admit superstitions of […]