Instrospection Quotes

Quotes tagged as "instrospection" (showing 1-4 of 4)
Ahmad Wahib
“Aku bukan Wahib. Aku adalah me-wahib. Aku mencari, dan terus menerus mencari, menuju dan menjadi Wahib. Ya, aku bukan aku. Aku adalah meng-aku, yang terus menerus berproses menjadi aku.”
Ahmad Wahib, Pergolakan Pemikiran Islam: Catatan Harian Ahmad Wahib

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Someone with a low degree of epistemic arrogance is not too visible, like a shy person at a cocktail party. We are not predisposed to respect humble people, those who try to suspend judgement. Now contemplate epistemic humility. Think of someone heavily introspective, tortured by the awareness of his own ignorance. He lacks the courage of the idiot, yet has the rare guts to say "I don't know." He does not mind looking like a fool or, worse, an ignoramus. He hesitates, he will not commit, and he agonizes over the consequences of being wrong. He introspects, introspects, and introspects until he reaches physical and nervous exhaustion.

This does not necessarily mean he lacks confidence, only that he holds his own knowledge to be suspect. I will call such a person an epistemocrat; the province where the laws are structured with this kind of human fallibility in mind I will can an epistemocracy.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Sylvia Plath
“From here to happiness is a road, flat, upright, distances in between blotted out by vision, yet realized by intelligence.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“Maybe I was just too young to know how to hold all these balls in the air at once without wanting to cry.”
Emma Slade, Set Free: A Life-Changing Journey from Banking to Buddhism in Bhutan