Quote for Friday, January 15, 2016

Aside

“The world, the human world, is bound together not by protons and electrons, but by stories. Nothing has meaning in itself: all the objects in the world would be shards of bare mute blankness, spinning wildly out of orbit, if we didn’t bind them together with stories.”

Brian Morton, Starting out in the Evening

as quoted in Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen

Quote for Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Aside

“I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if, at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.”

Abraham Lincoln

 

Quote for Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Aside

“Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods—in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”

Albert Einstein