Martha Nussbaum On Emotions

Martha Nussbaum (May 06, 1947 -) Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature, they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of this creature’s reasoning itself.

Aldous Huxley On Silence

Aldous Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) When the inexpressible had to be expressed, Shakespeare laid down his pen and called for music. And if the music should also fail? Well, there was always silence to fall back on. For always, always and everywhere, the rest is silence.

Donald Winnicott On Debt To A Woman

Donald Woods Winnicott (April 07, 1896 – January 25, 1971)  Every man or woman who is sane, every man or woman who has the feeling of being a person in the world, and for whom the world means something, every happy person, is in infinite debt to a woman.

Dr Seuss On Being Weird

Theodor Seuss Geisel Dr Seuss (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) We’re all a little weird and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone who’s weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

Marc Wittmann On Time And Space

Marc Wittmann In extraordinary states of consciousness — moments of shock, meditation, sudden mystical experiences, near-death experiences, under the influence of drugs — temporal consciousness is fundamentally altered. Hand in hand with this goes an altered consciousness of space and self. In these extreme circumstances, time and concepts of space and self are modulated together …

Amanda Palmer On Art

Amanda Palmer (April 30, 1976 -) Art is what happens if you’re able to hold fast — with one angry, trembling hand — to your art-mirror, the one that reflects you, your trials, your thoughts, your audience, your insights, your attempts to try to figure out and express What It All Might Fucking Mean.

Norman Mailer On Writing

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) A novel is more like falling in love. You don't say, “I'm going to fall in love next Tuesday, I'm going to begin my novel.” The novel has to come to you. It has to feel just like love.

Rachel Carson On Origin

Remember Earth Day, April 22, 2020     Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964) Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.  

Emily Levine On Predictions

Emily Levine (October 23, 1944 - February 3, 2019) We don’t live in Newton’s clockwork universe anymore — we live in a banana peel universe, and we won’t ever be able to know everything, or control everything, or predict everything.