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“Experts can only give you incrementalevolution. As I was reading these books onhow pattern matching in the neocortexworks, I learned that the more informationyou have and the more you’re an expert in acertain subject, the moment a new projectcomes in, the lowest level of neocortexstarts to ﬁnd a match -you think, "Oh, thislooks very much like this other problem, andby the way you can just tweak here andyou’ll have a solution." Whereas if you’venever heard about a problem, [it has to]work with a higher level of neocortex.”NAVEEN JAIN, BILLIONAIRE ENTREPRENEUR
“In the beginners mindthere are many possibilities,in the experts mind thereare few.”SHUNRYU SUZUKI
“At the onset of every work, youmust recreate your primalinnocence.”RAINER MARIA RILKE
“You take the blue pill, thestory ends, you wake up inyour bed and believewhatever you want tobelieve. You take the redpill, you stay in Wonderland,and I show you how deepthe rabbit hole goes.”MORPHEUS
“In short, it is a question ofprocesses that, even if theydo not originate in theheavens, certainly gobeyond our intention andour control, acquiring - withrespect to the individual - akind of transcendence.”ITALO CALVINO
I saw the angel in themarble and carveduntil I set him free.MICHELANGELO
‘Switched on’ peoplecarve away everything -their own patterns andassumptions most of all- to set themselves free.
“I must create a system orbe enslav’d by anotherman’s.”WILLIAM BLAKE
To suﬀer woes which Hope thinks inﬁnite;To forgive wrongs darker than death or night;To defy Power, which seems omnipotent;To love, and bear; to hope till Hope createsFrom its own wreck the thing it contemplates;Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent;This, like thy glory, Titan, is to beGood, great and joyous, beautiful and free; Thisis alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory.”SHELLEY, PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
Who rescued me from certain death,From slavery?Didst thou not do all this thyself,My sacred glowing heart?GOETHE, PROMETHEUS
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“The act of feeling frustrated isan essential part of the creativeprocess. Before we can ﬁnd theanswer – before we can evenknow the question – we must beimmersed in disappointment,convinced that a solution isbeyond our reach. We need tohave wrestled with the problemand lost. Because its only afterwe stop searching that ananswer may arrive.”JONAH LEHRER
“Tis true without lying, certain &most true.That which is below is like thatwhich is above & that which isabove is like that which is below.”ISAAC NEWTON
“‘I could have let hatred for this actconsume me. I could have curled up ina ball and cried, asking, “Why me?” ButI didn’t. From the moment I was giventhe option of choosing life, I made apact that if I did survive I would live afull life, a good and rich life.”GILL HICKS
“We who lived in the concentrationcamps can remember the men whowalked through the huts comfortingothers, giving away their last piece ofbread. They may have been few innumber but they oﬀer suﬃcient proofthat everything can be taken from aman but one thing: the last of thehuman freedoms – to choose one’sattitude in any given set ofcircumstances, to choose one’s ownway.”VIKTOR FRANKL
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“What I think is that a good life isone hero journey after another. Overand over again, you are called to therealm of adventure, you are called tonew horizons. Each time, there is thesame problem: do I dare? And thenif you do dare, the dangers arethere, and the help also, and thefulﬁllment or the ﬁasco. There’salways the possibility of ﬁasco.But there’s also the possibility ofbliss.”Joseph Campbell
“Computationally… the unfolding ofbehavior can be thought of as a ballrolling down a continually shiftinglandscape of possibilities, alwaysseeking the deepest valleys. Thiscomputational understanding of thenature of perception, motivation, andaction oﬀers some intriguing insightsinto the meaning of, and the prospectsfor, the pursuit of happiness.”PROFESSOR SHIMON EDELMAN, CORNELL