Category Archives: Quotes
Sorry readers. Become rather focused on the new book. I’m working to have the first draft done by the end of the month, so not much time for anything else. Vaguely normal service will resume in April. I have managed … Continue reading
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and … Continue reading
I like this (from Ryan Adams, the songwriter/musician). “Your critical mind is an interrupter of your inspired true self. If you are daydreaming and you are in that zone, you have the 300-mile gaze, stuff is coming through, it’s like … Continue reading
“And it occurred to me that in this new millennial life of instant and ubiquitous connection, you don’t in fact communicate as much as leave messages for one another” Chang-Rae Lee … Continue reading
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).