Category: Quotation (page 2 of 8)

"Whenever we get swept up in the self-reinforcing momentum and seductive logic of some new technology, we forget to ask what else it might be doing, how else it might be working, and who ultimately benefits most from its appearance. Why time has been diced into the segments between notifications, why we feel so inadequate to the parade of images that reach us through our devices, just why it is that we feel so often feel hollow and spent. What might connect our choices and the processes that are stripping the planet, filthing the atmosphere, and impoverishing human and nonhuman lives beyond number. Whether and in what way our actions might be laying the groundwork for an oppression that is grimmer yet and still more total. And finally we forget to ask whether, in our aspiration to overcome the human, we are discarding a gift we already have at hand and barely know what to do with."

(Adam Greenfield)
“You needn't settle for a mediocre life just because the people around you did.”

(Joshua Fields Millburn)
“One who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

(Confucius)
"It is in our power to have no opinion about a thing, and not to be disturbed in our soul; for things themselves have no natural power to form our judgements."

(Marcus Aurelius)
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."

(Voltaire)
"To ramble across the countryside is to disembarrass oneself of the social and mental constraints with which one is encumbered by civilization."

(Matthew Beaumont, Nightwalking, p.231)
"Games make us happy because they are hard work that we choose for ourselves, and it turns out that almost nothing makes us happier than good, hard work." (Jane McGonigal)
"We find very few sensible people except those who agree with our own opinion." (François de La Rochefoucauld)
"Ability and greatness must be measured by virtue, not by good fortune." (Baltasar Gracián)
“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” (Stephen Covey)