Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The previous post featured some curious words ...this one will present more words...this time words arranged into sentences that people have put together and others have thought worthy of noting down.
These words made into memorable sentences are called "quotes".
Through visiting But does it float I clicked on the names of the curators - Folkert and Atley - on the top right hand side of the blog. There I found myself at, amongst a number of amazing other things, the Repository of quotes - you might like to go have a peek...
here are Folkert and Atley - go look if you are curious.
So ... to Repository of quotes:
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. (Nietzsche)
To forgive is to give up all hope for a better past. (Buddhist saying)
The most interesting trend in the development of the Internet is not how it is changing people's ways of thinking but how it is adapting to the way that people think. (Steven Pinker)
I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first. (Kurt Vonnegut)
The source of the new is the random. (Gregory Bateson)
The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a slightly different person. (Theodore Zeldin)
Separated from the familiar, confronted with the unfamiliar, and reflexed only by the brain's mechanical feedback, unthinking humans — not realizing that there are no straight lines, only wavy ones, and not realizing that waves can only be propagated by positive-negative oscillating — find their straight linear strivings forever frustrated by the wave system realities of Universe. (Buckminster Fuller)
Janine M. Benyus' 9 basic principles of biomimicry
1. Nature runs on sunlight
2. Nature uses only the energy it needs
3. Nature fits form to function
4. Nature recycles everything
5. Nature rewards cooperation
6. Nature banks on diversity
7. Nature demands local expertise
8. Nature curbs excesses from within
9. Nature taps the power of limits
through three cheese trees three free fleas flew. while these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze. that's what made these three free fleas sneeze. (Dr Seuss)
Eventually, everything connects. (Charles Eames)