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Two Thoughts (20 - 26 November)
Sunday 20th November
Two thoughts from Knut Hamsun:
"Truth is neither ojectivity nor the balanced view; truth is a selfless subjectivity."
"No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation."
Monday 21st November
Two thoughts from Matt Haig:
“How to stop time: kiss.
How to travel in time: read.
How to escape time: music.
How to feel time: write.
How to release time: breathe.”
“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”
Tuesday 22nd November
Two thoughts from Robert McKee:
"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today."
"We rarely know where we are going; writing is a discovery."
Wednesday 23rd November
Two thoughts from Claire Keegan:
“Many's the man lost much just because he missed a perfect opportunity to say nothing.”
“What would life be like, he wondered, if they were given time to think and reflect over things.”
Thursday 24th November
Two thoughts from Zena Hitz:
“The idea that real and serous learning is something practiced only by a small elite is stubborn and hard to displace.”
“Intellectual life uncovers a human being who is not reducible to his or her economic, social and political contributions.”
Friday 25th November
Two thoughts from Gayl Jones:
"I learned to write by listening to people talk. I still feel that the best of my writing comes from having heard rather than having read."
“Everything said in the beginning must be said better than in the beginning.”
Saturday 26th November
Two thoughts from Stephen Denning:
“Innovation that happens from the top down tends to be orderly but dumb. Innovation that happens from the bottom up tends to be chaotic but smart.”
"Complexity responds to competence, not authority."
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