World View

“The world, unfortunately, rarely matches our hopes and consistently refuses to behave in a reasonable manner.”

Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist,
evolutionary biologist, and historian of science

COMPLIMENTS

“I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me — I always feel that they have not said enough.”

Mark Twain, humorist and writer

Changes

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.”

-Washington Irving, Writer

DOUBT

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”

Robert Hughes, art critic.

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