Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr.:

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Charles Krause:

People join cults unwittingly. Even reasonable, intelligent people can be fooled by demagogues, and too often, the deeper they become involved in one of these quasi-religious or quasi-political groups, the more difficult it may be to see the potential dangers.

Seductive Poison, Forward

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hugh MacLeod:

I've often been asked by young people, which do I think is a better career choice: "Creativity" or "Money"? I say both are the wrong answer. The best thing to be in this world is an effective human being. Sometimes that requires money, sometimes it doesn't. Be ready for either when it happens.

Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity, p. 129-130

Monday, November 22, 2010

Randy Pausch:

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

The Last Lecture, p. 151

Friday, November 19, 2010

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

As a maker of art you are custodian of issues larger than self.

Art & Fear, p. 108

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thomas Kuhn:

The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Audre Lorde:

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr.:

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deborah Layton:

When our own thoughts are forbidden, when our questions are not allowed and our doubts are punished, when contacts and friendships outside of the organization are censored, we are being abused for an end that never justifies its means. When our heart aches knowing we have made friendships and secret attachments that will be forever forbidden if we leave, we are in danger. When we consider staying in a group because we cannot bear the loss, disappointment, and sorrow our leaving will cause for ourselves and those we have come to love, we are in a cult.

Seductive Poison, p. 299

Friday, November 12, 2010

Richard Rohr:

In the second half of life you might look a little more like a liberal, but the real difference is that you have been overtaken by love and let go of fear. That is the meat, the muscle, and the message.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Randy Pausch:

The brick walls are there for a reason. They're not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

The Last Lecture, p. 51-52

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

We do not remember those artists who followed the rules more diligently than anyone else. We remember those who made the art from which the "rules" inevitably follow.

Art & Fear, p. 95

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lord Acton:

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Timothy Kincaid:

...tolerance is not defined by the extent to which it allows intolerance to prevail.

"My Existence Is Not a Violation of Your Rights"

Friday, November 5, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr.:

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hugh MacLeod:

Suddenly you realize that you're just not into the same things you once were. You used to be into staying up all night, going to parties, and now you'd rather stay in and read a book. Sure, it sounds boring, but hey, sometimes "boring" can be a lot of fun. Especially if it's on your own terms.

Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity, p. 127

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Randy Pausch:

I always liked telling my students: "Go out and do for others what somebody did for you."

The Last Lecture, p. 158

Monday, November 1, 2010

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

For the working artist, the very best writings on art are not analytical or chronological; they are autobiographical. The artist, after all, was there.

Art & Fear, p. 91-92