recently noted thoughts

imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but continuous flattery, however sincere, is extremely irritating. -- me

"People are very protective about the "things they know" especially if they've had to fight hard to get that information. The greater the effort, the harder it is to let it go." -- Kim Taylor

"If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be almost all friendships would be dissolved; the second effect, however, might be excellent, for a world without any friends would be felt to be intolerable, and we should learn to like each other without needing a veil of illusion to conceal from ourselves that we did not think each other absolutely perfect.” ― Bertrand Russell, ["The Conquest of Happiness"]

"There is a vast gulf between impossible, and impossible to imagine" -- sherlock ["elementary"]

"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." -- bertrand russell

"Each closure is an awakening, and every awakening settles something. This state of affairs defines organization of energy." -- John Dewey ["art as experience"]

"To come to a place with preconceived notions and expectations of what you will get from it, is a very dangerous thing. Because you might actually succeed in accomplishing exactly what you came there to find." -- guy tal

"Form follows function doesn't mean all objects have to look the same." -- Tonfisk [Finnish design company web page]

"There are at least six or seven individual apps all buried inside the guts of iTunes whimpering to get out. It is a perfect example of how not to write an application, and if someone were to release an app like this today, we’d laugh at it and it’d die of shame." -- chuq von rospach

"You live a life, Sherlock. if you're not a fool, it changes you." -- morland holmes ["elementary"]

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