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Two Thoughts (12 - 18 November)
Sunday, 12 November
Two thoughts from John Fowles
"In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters."
“The privileges of knowledge have to be bought at the cost of the consolations of ignorance.”
Monday, 13 November
Two thoughts from Alfie Kohn
"Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions."
"Saying you taught it but the student didn't learn it is like saying you sold it but the customer didn't buy it."
Tuesday, 14 November
Two thoughts from Jasper Johns
"I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea."
"Old art offers just as good a criticism of new art as new art offers of old."
Wednesday, 15 November
Two thoughts from John Cage
"Look at everything. Don't close your eyes to the world around you. Look and become curious and interested in what there is to see."
"We make our lives by what we love."
Thursday, 16 November
Two thoughts from Mary Anne Radmacher
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow."
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
Friday, 17 November
Two thoughts from Ralph Charell
“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.”
“Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.”
Saturday, 18 November
Two thoughts from Adam Alter
"Our behavior, our thoughts and feelings, and even our physiology can be hijacked by external triggers."
"Distraction and focus are partners; when one is chosen, the other is necessarily pushed aside."
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