Category Archives: Quotes
I’m doing a public talk at the Museum of London later this month and have come across two rather good quotes, one about London and one about the broader context of politics. “There are two great railways stations, one … Continue reading
I’ve gone off the post I posted earlier today so here’s a quote instead. “All men’s miseries stem from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal
“Real concern for the future is always more persuasive in those who have a genuine feeling for the past.” – Nicholas Penny (Director of the National Gallery in London) quoted in the Financial Times.
“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. ” E. O. Wilson.
“The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.” William Gibson (Pattern Recognition).
“The information you have is not the information you want. The information you want is not the information you need. The information you need is not the information you can obtain. The information you can obtain costs more than you … Continue reading
Bit busy today, so here’s a quick quote I picked up at TEDx in Barcelona. It’s a bit LA self-help, but I like it because it reminds me about purpose and passion. “The two most important days in your life … Continue reading
I’ve chosen this from today’s New York Times, but perhaps we could substitute weapons for politicians? (Remember the days when politicians had ideas?). “We reached the point where weapons should go silent and ideas speak.” – Abdullah Ocalan (Kurdish rebel … Continue reading