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where “left brain”–edness has the connotation of anal-retentive bean counting and “right brain”–edness is about making mandalas or singing with whales. In fact the functional differences between the hemispheres are generally subtle, and I’m ...more
John Dewey
“A problem well put is half solved.”
John Dewey

Iain M. Banks
“The bomb lives only as it is falling.”
Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons

Terry Pratchett
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
Terry Pratchett

Ira Glass
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
Ira Glass

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Only in silence the word,
Only in dark the light,
Only in dying life:
Bright the hawk's flight
On the empty sky.

—The Creation of Éa
Ursula K. Le Guin

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