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From the movie Detachment, 2011.
“My theory is this: I have a basic mechanical knowledge of the operation of the instrument and I have an imagination. And when the time comes up in a song to play a solo, it’s me against the laws of nature. I don’t know what I’m going to play or what I’m going to do. …
“Perhaps my best years are gone. But I wouldn’t want them back. Not with the fire in me now.” ~Samuel Beckett
Suggested by Wil Wheaton, who has a Tumblr HERE and a blog HERE.
Probe Vertically, See Horizontally
Excerpted from The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, © 2004: The greatest challenge of science, its art, lies in asking an important question and framing it in a way that allows it to be broken into manageable pieces, into experiments that can be conducted that ultimately lead to answers. To this requires a certain …
A Kind of Perceived Truth
Excerpted from The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, © 2004: Indeed, methodology matters more than anything else. Methodology subsumes, for example, Thomas Khun’s well-known theory of how science advances. Kuhn gave the word “paradigm” wide usage by arguing that at any given point in time, a particular paradigm, a kind of perceived truth, dominates …
Messiness and Creativity
If you have a few minutes, this is well worth your time.
“Creativity, like love, requires a soft focus; an ongoing flirtation with the unknown and the irrational; a state of mind open to the serendipitous accident or the unexpected flight of fancy that can come along and lift you right out of the everyday.” ~Michael Green, Zen & the Art of the Macintosh ©1986
Just Like You
“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by …
“When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.” ~Osho (via)