“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”

Arthur C. Clarke, Hazards of Prophecy

This is Clarke’s Law

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“The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.”

Ernest Hemingway (via z-bug)

Why speaking, in public and otherwise, is such a learned and deliberately maintained skill for me

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“This is America and parenting is now a competitive sport, just like everything else.”
“When you are going through a positive cycle, make one change in your life, a change that affects the most hours of your day. It could be your job, who you live with, where you live, getting a dog, the car you drive, maybe even getting a new bed. But look at your life and pick just one thing to change each positive cycle, the thing that needs changing that affects the most hours of your day. After a while you will find yourself with a safety net when you are beating yourself up in a down cycle.”
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The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

(Thanks to David Sparks for the heads-up)

Wherein I narrowly avoided performing surgery on my iPhone 5

Attorney L. Lin Wood on Representing the Ramseys and Other High-Profile Individuals - Legal Talk Network http://ift.tt/1m7ucos

Erin Kissane podcast interview: editorial strategy, web magazines and trolls | lucid plot http://ift.tt/1mU712V

Logos relived through scrap bike parts

Patrick Rhone a Writer Who Has Lived The Best and Worst http://ift.tt/1ky0yKL

David Foster Wallace on The Connection with Chris Lydon, February 1996 | Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon http://ift.tt/1m7ubB6