You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop...– Author Ray Bradbury, whose birthday is today and who once said, “Libraries raised me.” Happy birthday, Ray. (via nypl)
Whenever you listen to a piece of music, what you are actually doing is hearing...– Brian Eno, in conversation with David Mitchell, The Believer (When asked, “Do you agree that no new genre is ever invented, but rather hybridised from something that was there before?” Eno answers: “Yes. Nothing starts from nowhere.”)
Less than one month until we move to London
It’s hard to believe that we’ll be moving in less than one month. So much left to do. The hardest part is that there are so many people to see before we leave, but just not enough time. It’s amazing how little it feels like we’re able to get done right now with the clock winding down on NYC. But, as we embark on this next journey, I’m reminded of just how much one is...
Know something about something. Don’t just present your wonderful self to the...– David Brooks inspired by Richard Holbrooke in his NYT column today, The Question-Driven Life
Someone creates a work of extraordinary difficulty that seems unplayable and...– Pianist and professor, Gilbert Kalish of Stony Brook University, from The New York Times article, “Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen” by Anthony Tommassini
Two weeks ago I jumped out of a plane from 15,000...
Yes, that’s me. I’m on the bottom. I have some slightly more embarrassing closeup shots of my face in shock & awe during the free fall which I’ll save for another rainy day. I won’t recount the entire experience here, but I’ll say this: it was exhilarating, insane, surreal, incredible, and absof*ckinglutely terrifying! I’m in NO rush to do it again anytime...
He dreamed that someday some all-knowing mentor would sit him down and not only...– David Brooks from The Social Animal, pg. 189.
In marching under the flag of what works, and in particular what can be proven...– Gara LaMarche, from his speech, “Reclaiming the Moral Life of Philanthropy” given at the Starr Forum at MIT, September 27, 2010