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You sell your expertise, you have a limited repertoire. You sell your ignorance, it’s an unlimited repertoire. [Eames] was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject, and the journey of him not knowing to knowing was his work.
— Richard Saul Wurman, discussing Charles Eames in Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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This vile, unhappy race, barely different from the apes, which nevertheless carried within it such noble aspirations. Tortured, contradictory, individualistic, quarrelsome and infinitely selfish, it was sometimes capable of extraordinary explosions of violence, but never quite abandoned its belief in love.
- Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles

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[Revision] is so much like what you do with the person you love – you come back to them again and again, and try to intuit their real expansiveness, you try to keep them close to you, you try to give them the benefit of the doubt… You can see revision as a form of active love… love in progress.

George Saunders, How to tell a good story

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The ability to make many small mistakes in a hurry is a vital accomplishment for any society that intends to be sustainable. It’s not necessary that every experience be sensible, logical or even sane–but it’s vitally important to register, catalog and data-mine the errors.
— Bruce Sterling, Shaping Things

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"Be humble for you are made of earth
Be noble for you are made of stars"

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One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”

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Anne Carson

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