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  • Doug Belshaw 6:02 am on May 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    It is not that we have a brief length of time to live, but that we squander a great deal of that time.

    Seneca, ‘On the Shortness of Life’

     
  • Doug Belshaw 5:58 am on May 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The metaphor is far more intelligent than its author, and this is the case with many things. Everything has its depths. He who has eyes sees something in everything.

    Lichtenberg

     
  • Doug Belshaw 5:56 am on May 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Marcel Proust,   

    We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no-one else can make for us, which no-one else can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world.

    Marcel Proust

     
  • Doug Belshaw 5:54 am on May 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.

    Nicolas Chamfort

     
  • Doug Belshaw 3:19 pm on May 10, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    This is actually kind of interesting to me. Facebook long ago began depreciating posts that don’t originate from inside Facebook, making sure fewer people see them. If Twitter is now reaching the point where it only wants you to see images that are posted from inside Twitter… well, that’s an interesting corner to turn, isn’t it?

    Warren Ellis

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:17 am on May 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.

    G.K. Chesterton

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:16 am on May 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so as much to make settled things strange.

    G.K. Chesterton

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:14 am on May 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Let us not pretend to doubt in philosophy what we do not doubt in our hearts.

    C.S. Peirce

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:13 am on May 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Henry De Montherlant, stupidity,   

    Stupidity does not consist in being without ideas. Such stupidity would be the sweet, blissful stupidity of animals, molluscs and the gods. Human Stupidity consists in having lots of ideas, but stupid ones. Stupid ideas, with banners, hymns, loudspeakers and even tanks and flame-throwers as their instruments of persuasion, constitute the refined and the only really terrifying form of Stupidity.

    Henry De Montherlant

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:10 am on May 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Keats, originality, thought   

    Many have original minds who do not think it – they are led away by Custom.

    Keats

     
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