quotations

Quotation of the Day: Blogging Will Eat Itself Edition

"Comments can be a conversationalist's delight, a feast of reason andflow of soul, a modern day Algonquin Round Table hosted by yours truly, except that I'm no host at all, just a figurehead sitting at the table staring into space and ignoring what you say, never responding to your questions, having already emptied my thoughts on the topic into the post, my mind occupied by my next post, leaving you to speak amongst yourselves until you realize no one's chatting or listening, it's all so cold and sterile, and you shiver as so you push your chair back and edge your way out of the room hoping there's still time to get in on the happening conversation scene at 2Blowhards."

, Outer Life, in a blog entry about the comments on blog entries

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Quotation of the Day: Vaguely Homesick Edition

chicago mashup "Chicago is one of those cities I've rarely heard anyone say a negative thing about. Sure, all big cities have their problems, but with Chicago the positives always seem to outweigh the bad. Chicago has it all , an established public transportation system, a downtown set on a grid, neighborhood parks, lakes and rivers, and that electric energy that only happens when thousands of people from every walk of life all live within a couple of square miles. Like Manhattan, Chicago simply feels alive when you walk through it. Yet unlike Manhattan (at least for me), Chicago feels unencumbered, and more spirited."

, Todd Dominey talking about (my) sweet home, Chicago, on his blog, What Do I Know?

Photo: GoogleMaps/Flickr mashup on the communicatrix's Flickr

Quotation of the Day: "Have you been reading my diary?" Edition

"There are thousands of reasons why people write blogs. But it seems tome the biggest reason that drives the bloggers I read the most is, we're all looking for our own personal global microbrand. That is the prize. That is the ticket off the treadmill. And I don't think it's a bad one to aim for."

Hugh "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards" MacLeod, on why he do that voodoo that he do so well

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Quotation of the Day: Zero-Sum Edition

"Philosophers have been very interested in such unstable attempts at cooperation which eventually break down and leave all participants worse off than they might otherwise be. (They've been baptized Prisoner's Dilemma situations.) What's of perennial fascination is that the breakdown is caused not by participants' failing to reason correctly about what would be in their self-interest, but rather precisely by their correct reasoning about the situation. Reasoning well can leave one less well off than one might otherwise have been. And such a situation attracts philosophers like moths to a flame." , Alexander George, in an answer to an ethical question about traffic, on AskPhilosophers.com

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Quotation of the Day: Shacking Up Edition

Y'all thought I forgot about List Wednesday again, didn't you? From The Alternatives to Marriage site...

"The Ten Most Common Ways Unmarried People Introduce Their Partners (in order of frequency):*

1. partner (also life partner, unmarried partner, domestic partner) 2. boyfriend/girlfriend 3. significant other or S.O. 4. the person's name without a descriptive word 5. friend 6. husband/wife 7. roommate or housemate 8. lover 9. spouse 10. sweetie or sweetheart"

xxx c

* according to interviews conducted by Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot for Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living Together as an Unmarried Partner. To read the full list of over forty words unmarried people use to introduce their partners, check out Unmarried to Each Other.

Quotation of the Day

"Oh, and on the The Matrix: The Matrix is simply a metaphor. Don't see The Matrix (or do), don't read any book mentioned (or do), don't read this blog (or do). Simply follow that which is pulling in you and drawing you forth. Taking the red pill means yield to whatever the outcome is of that pull and spontaneously being your own experiment in truth." , Evelyn Rodriguez, Crossroads Dispatches

Quotation of the Day: "Me, Too" Edition

I'm inspired by new people every day, certainly, but most of all by artists who are living out their dreams and constantly creating and thinking and offer as much by their example of how they live their lives as their work itself." , "lustylady", in the comments section of a Lifehacker post on who inspires you

Quotation of the Day

mandala"Sit in a room and read, and read and read. And read the right books bythe right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time. This realization of life can be a constant realization in your living. When you find an author who really grabs you, read everything he has done. Don't say, 'Oh, I want to know what So-and-so did', and don't bother at all with the best-seller list. Just read what this one author has to give you. And then you can go on and read what he had read. And the world opens up to you in a way that is consistent with a certain point of view. But when you go from one author to another, you may be able to tell us the date when each wrote such and such a poem, but he hasn't said anything to you."

, Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Photo: "Mandala," by Gilberto Santa Rosa, as posted on Flickr

Quotation of the Day/Life Should Imitate Art More Often Edition

cheesysmile"The key is to connect to the truth of where you are in the moment. When I am uncomfortable and accept my discomfort I am free to change; when I am uncomfortable and pretend to be okay I always get yanked back into discomfort." , Thomas Lascher, philosopher and headshot photographer, on how to take a good photo (and, if you take a step back, to have a good life)

[Photo by Thomas Lascher]

Quotation of the Day

"(T)he whole beauty of the blog is that it's half personal diary and half public pronouncement. Blogs are like personal conversations at a restaurant that can suddenly include the people at the next table – sort of private, sort of not private." , writer-performer Julia Sweeney, in her post "I'm sorry. And I'm not moving" on her website's blog

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