Observation Over Inspiration

A good quote is a short piece of free form poetry. I prefer abstraction and observation over inspiration and poignancy, and mostly just value the wisdom and levity in quotes. I’ll leave inspiration to be found in full blown art and concepts.

With that in mind, this is the small collection of seemingly trivial quotes I travel with:

“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.” – George Carlin

“Fate is the just the weight of circumstances.” – Neil Peart, Roll the Bones

“Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It’s a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.” – John Perry Barlow

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” – Carl Sagan

“The connection economy multiplies the value of what is contributed to it. It’s based on abundance, not scarcity, and those that opt out, fall behind.” – Seth Godin

“The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.” – Charles Darwin

“Never memorize what you can look up in books.” – Albert Einstein

“F*** Brad and everybody who looks like Brad.” – George Carlin, Complaints and Grievances

(Originally posted here for day 5 of the YourTurnChallenge)