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‘There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil’

There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia. — Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens Of Titan

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The 10 Best Kurt Vonnegut Books

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‘Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance’

“Another flaw in human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance,” said Kurt Vonnegut. Everybody’s wants to start something, but rarely do they want to maintain it. The problem in growing at no costs is that it obviates purpose and integrity. Instead of leading by example, the race to […]

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Arts Creativity Culture Life & Philosophy Quotes

Art as stimuli

We need art just as we need food. Yes, art is unnecessary. It is “everything you don’t have to do,” as Brian Eno put it. But it’s also the fuel that powers emotions and deeper thinking. “Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in […]

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The Popularity Bias

Popular people are more attractive. Popular things are more appealing. What’s popular grows in popularity by default through the network effect. High school is a popularity contest. This game extends into the adult world. The App Store ranks apps by the number of downloads. Once anything (apps, books, music, garden hoses) reaches the charts or […]

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Creativity Life & Philosophy Writing

Maria Popova talks about writing for herself, creativity, and more on the Tim Ferriss Podcast

Below are some of the highlights of Maria Popova from her interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast. Some of the topics discussed include how to be interesting, on doing the work, and what makes a person creative. On being interesting “The key to being interesting is being interested and enthusiastic about those interests.” When Kurt Vonnegut […]