Saturday, April 30, 2011

David Thorne

Q: Why do you lash out at people?
A: Distraction. I work in the design industry, which one might assume is a creative field but is actually like any other form of cubicle prostitution. Writing is an escape from filling out time sheets, making type larger, and explaining to clients that animated gifs will not work on business cards.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Margaret Thatcher

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to say you are, you aren't.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:
"Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mohammad Mahallati

We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. "For the time being, I will tolerate you?" I'm against that concept. It means difference is a threat. Difference is a blessing and you don't tolerate a blessing. You embrace it.

--Mohammad Mahallati, presidential scholar in Islamic studies at Oberlin College