Friday, February 16, 2018

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Quotation of the Day for February 16, 2018



"I look at things in a very probabilistic way. You're not going to be guaranteed anything, but if you can go from a 70% chance to a 73% chance, I'll probably take that. If I can get up to 73%, maybe there's something that can get me to a 75% chance. You're working the margins. If you ever took Econ, the margins are where everything happens."

- Daniel Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, in a GQ interview.

[https://www.gq.com/story/the-secret-to-being-a-productive-human-take-more-breaks-and-naps]

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Feb. 15, 2018

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

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"The cryptocurrency stuff doesn't make any sense to me. I've been wrong before, but why does it make sense to pay a huge amount of money for a random set of bits that is one security compromise away from being worth nothing?"

- David Cheriton, Stanford University computer science professor and early Google investor, in a 2018 Globe and Mail interview.

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Jan. 31, 2018

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Friday, February 2, 2018

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"Hence you see why "liberal studies" are so called; it is because they are studies worthy of a free-born gentleman. But there is only one really liberal study, - that which gives a man his liberty. It is the study of wisdom, and that is lofty, brave, and great-souled. All other studies are puny and puerile."

- Seneca, Moral letters to Lucilius, from Letter 88.

Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Feb. 1, 2018

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

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When you land in Paris and they wave you right through
Though your passport picture, doesn't look much like you
They don't look at your luggage, they don't look at your face
'Cause you pose no danger and you're such a disgrace

- James McMurtry, from his song Paris.

Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Jan. 31, 2018

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

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"Can we live there one day?" I ask my boyfriend, and he says yes. He always agrees when I ask him things like this--he'll say of course or okay and I won't say any more about it, but he knows I don't really want to live with him in a big fancy house, that the only way we pull it off at all is by surrounding ourselves with disabled people and drunks, attaching our lives to the sad, impermanent lives of others."

- Mary Miller, from her short story Dirty.

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Jan. 24, 2018

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Friday, January 26, 2018

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"We spend most of our adulthoods trying to grasp the meanings of our parents' lives; and how we shape and answer these questions largely turns us into who we are."

- Phillip Lopate, writer and biographer.

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Jan. 24, 2018

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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"Two talents have been key to Emin's success: the first is that she can draw like an angel, albeit one with a bad hangover, and the second is that she is smart enough to know how to parody herself."

- Richard Dorment, art critic, on artist Tracey Emin.

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Jan. 24, 2018

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