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Posts tagged "thinking"

Aug 01, 2013
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thegreatravelledknot:


What are you thinking right now?
This brilliant comic by Richard McGuire appeared in RAW Vol. 2 No. 2 in 1990. Since I first saw it - twenty-three years ago (?!!!) - it’s often come to mind, both as a wonderful comic and a fun reflection on how we think.


McGuire is amazing. If you dig this, be sure to check out his classic comic, “Home.”

thegreatravelledknot:

What are you thinking right now?

This brilliant comic by Richard McGuire appeared in RAW Vol. 2 No. 2 in 1990. Since I first saw it - twenty-three years ago (?!!!) - it’s often come to mind, both as a wonderful comic and a fun reflection on how we think.

McGuire is amazing. If you dig this, be sure to check out his classic comic, “Home.”

(via thenearsightedmonkey)

Jul 27, 2013
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I took some apples out of a paper bag where they had been lying for a long time; I had to cut off and throw away half of many of them. Afterwards as I was copying out a sentence of mine the second half of which was bad, I at once saw it as a half-rotten apple. And that’s how it always is with me. Everything that comes my way becomes for me a picture of what I am thinking about.

Jan 19, 2013
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If you’re told what to look for, you can’t see anything else. So one thing is to see, in a way, without words…. Once you have an idea, or somebody tells you something to look for, that’s about all you can see. I had this experience recently: A dear friend of ours has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and I hadn’t seen her for about six months. And when she came and visited, I couldn’t see her anymore. I could only look now for symptoms, how the dementia was manifesting itself. I couldn’t see her through any other lens but the possible symptoms. And that one word, that one piece of knowledge totally corrupted every time I looked at her.

Dec 17, 2012
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

Sep 22, 2012
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Don’t think, look!
— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (via)

Aug 11, 2012
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Iain MacGilchrist on the concept of the divided brain (animated by Cognitive Media)

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” —Albert Einstein

I’ve had The Master and His Emissary on my shelf for a year or two and still haven’t finished. Must make time!

Aug 10, 2012
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Silence is still my favorite sound. When I turn my aids off my thoughts become more clear and it’s absolutely peaceful. I hope that one day hearing people get the opportunity to experience utter silence.
— Austin Chapman, who, for the first time ever, is able to hear music

(Source: joshsternberg, via braiker)

Jul 23, 2012
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The disorder of the desk, the floor; the yellow Post-it notes everywhere; the whiteboards covered with scrawl: all this is the outward manifestation of the messiness of human thought.

Nov 07, 2011
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Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.
David McCullough (He continues: “We all know the old expression, “I’ll work my thoughts out on paper.” There’s something about the pen that focuses the brain in a way that nothing else does.”)

Sep 01, 2011
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I feel like I’m losing some of my ability to think. Why? Because I’m not blogging any more.
— Clive Thompson, "The Art of Public Thinking"

(Source: mlarson)

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