Anthony Trollope On Work

Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815 – December 06, 1882) A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules… There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.

Milton Glaser On Thinking

Milton Glaser (June 26, 1929 -) My adventure has all been in my mind. The great adventure has been thinking. I love to think about things. I think that the lack of drama in my life has produced a platform for me to be fundamentally adventurous in my thinking.

James Baldwin On Segregation

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) The question is really a kind of apathy and ignorance, which is the price we pay for segregation. That’s what segregation means. You don’t know what’s happening on the other side of the wall, because you don’t want to know.

Ochwiay Biano In Conversation With Carl Jung On Thinking

Ochwiay Biano, An Elder of the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico “See.” Ochwiay Biano said, “how cruel the whites looks. Their lips are thin and their noses are sharp, their faces furrowed and distorted by folds. Their eyes have a staring expression; they are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want …

Robert Harris On The Novel

Robert Harris (March 07, 1957 -) It is perfectly legitimate to write novels which are essentially prose poems, but in the end, I think, a novel is like a car, and if you buy a car and grow flowers in it, you’re forgetting that the car is designed to take you somewhere else.

Rainer Maria Rilke On Encounters

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29,  1926) Sometimes to someone lonely there comes something that works as a wondrous balm. It is not a sound, not even a voice. It is the smile of women - a smile, that, like the light of perished stars, is still on its way.  

Ann Hamilton On Time

Ann Hamilton (June 22, 1956 -) Our culture has beheld with suspicion unproductive time, things not utilitarian, and daydreaming in general, but we live in a time when it is especially challenging to articulate the importance of experiences that don’t produce anything obvious, aren’t easily quantifiable, resist measurement, aren’t easily named, are categorically in-between.