„The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, kniha Thinking, Fast and Slow

Zdroj: Thinking, Fast and Slow

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„Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense.“

—  J. G. Ballard British writer 1930 - 2009

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Kontext: Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense. The carefully edited, slow-motion, action replay of a rugby tackle, a car crash or a sex act has more significance than the original event. Thanks to virtual reality, we will soon be moving into a world where a heightened super-reality will consist entirely of action replays, and reality will therefore be all the more rich and meaningful.

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„There is a natural right that says that when the state asks you for a third of what you earned through back-breaking work, this seems to you a reasonable demand and you give in. If the state asks you for more, or much more, then it is a clear abuse against you and then you try to find evasive ways to make you feel coherent to your intimate sense of morality and it doesn't make you feel ethically guilty.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

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„I suppose any form of art can be said to be propaganda for a state of mind. Inevitably, if you are creating a painting, or writing a story, you are making propaganda, in a sense, for the way that you feel, the way that you think, the way that you see the world.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

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Kontext: I suppose any form of art can be said to be propaganda for a state of mind. Inevitably, if you are creating a painting, or writing a story, you are making propaganda, in a sense, for the way that you feel, the way that you think, the way that you see the world. You are trying to express your own view of reality and existence, and that is inevitably going to be a political action—especially if your view of existence is too far removed from the mainstream view of existence. Which is how an awful lot of writers have gotten into terrible trouble in the past.

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„you have to ‘lose your mind’ before you can come to your senses.“

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Zdroj: Way of the Peaceful Warrior

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„I don't mind your thinking slowly; I mind your publishing faster than you think.“

—  Wolfgang Pauli Austrian physicist, Nobel prize winner 1900 - 1958

Ich habe nichts dagegen wenn Sie langsam denken, Herr Doktor, aber ich babe etwas dagegen wenn Sie rascher publizieren als denken.
As quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye : A Selection of Scientific Quotations (1977) by Alan Lindsay Mackay, p. 117

„A book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think.“

—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988

Zdroj: Education of a Wandering Man

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„It is so much easier to make up your mind that your neighbour is good for nothing, than to enter into all the circumstances that would oblige you to modify that opinion.“

—  George Eliot, kniha Scenes of Clerical Life

"The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton" Ch. 4
Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)
Kontext: Nice distinctions are troublesome. It is so much easier to say that a thing is black, than to discriminate the particular shade of brown, blue, or green, to which it really belongs. It is so much easier to make up your mind that your neighbour is good for nothing, than to enter into all the circumstances that would oblige you to modify that opinion.

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—  Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014

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„There is no reason to suppose that people today feel less than their grandfathers, but there is good reason to think that they are less able to read in a way which makes them feel.“

—  Robertson Davies, kniha A Voice from the Attic

A Voice from the Attic (1960)
Kontext: There is no reason to suppose that people today feel less than their grandfathers, but there is good reason to think that they are less able to read in a way which makes them feel. It is natural for them to blame books rather than themselves, and to demand fiction which is highly peppered, like a glutton whose palate is defective.

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