“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.”
“I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
“Life’s too short to not be surrounded by beautifully designed objects.”
Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.
Intervention in a complex system invariably creates unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes.
You came here because we do this better than you, and part of that is letting our creatives be unproductive until they are.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
We are a part of something vast and wondrous; and we are a part of something intimate and true.
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone. That is when ideas are born.