Silence

I know one thing for certain: silence will not present itself unbidden amid the noise of the world. If I want it, I have to make space for it, and there is always a choice to make that space. … And in our time now, every decision in favor of silence is profound, even if it involves no more than deliberately turning away other things for hours or days in a week.
Jane Brox

Chamath Palihapitiya

The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.
Former Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya

Bill Frisell

The older I get, the more I keep looking back trying to figure out where I come from, and why. And the more I look back, the more information it gives me to move forward.
Bill Frisell

Twyla Tharp

Someone has done it before? Honey, it’s all been done before. Nothing’s really original. Not Homer or Shakespeare, and certainly not you. Get over yourself.
Twyla Tharp

Brian Eno

Stop thinking about artworks as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.
Brian Eno

Austin Kleon

Almost a new year. Stop worrying so much about productivity and getting things done. Start worrying about things worth doing.
Austin Kleon

Brian Eno

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit — all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
Brian Eno

Chogyam Trungpa

Why can’t we proclaim that which is neither false nor true?
Chogyam Trungpa