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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Better

Better idle than idiot.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Aesthetic feeling (Skutch)

And who or what should appreciate all the lovely and amiable things that this world contains if not ourselves, who, of all animals, seem most highly endowed with aesthetic feeling and understanding? One might contend that our most important role on this planet, our raison d'être, is to complete or fulfill the world process by grateful, cherishing enjoyment of everything good and lovely that it has produced.

Alexander F. Skutch, The Imperative Call: A Naturalist's Quest in Temperate and Tropical America

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Circumstance

Much that we call cause is merely circumstance.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

What isn't there

What isn't there shapes our appreciation of what is.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Plausible

We must find those
whose words seem plausible.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

I'm certain

Certainty is riddled with ambiguity.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chicken & squash grill

On force

Force is always the right choice to assert a right that's being denied, and never a valid option to defend an opinion that's being discounted.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Irrational

We are irrational about being rational.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Echoes

Echoes lack intent, and so lack intent to mock, and yet, feeling mocked, we are mocked.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Toward individuality

In repeating and misstating what others have said,
in repeating and altering what others have done,
we deviate toward individuality—only toward.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

On poetry

The best poetry is an echo of being.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Wandering (Seth)

Alone, I wander where I choose,
And soon there will not be a me to lose.

Vikram Seth, from "Which Way?"

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Love or knowledge

Support love or support knowledge; the one occludes the other.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Competence

Confidence is the bait,
competence is the hook.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Life

Life is what we do
while we await execution.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Your book

It's okay if your book
is more fantasy than memory,
so long as you acknowledge it.

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