It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.Henry David Thoreau
“Over the coming century, the most vital human resource in need of conservation and protection is likely to be our own consciousness and mental space.Tim Wu
Keep wondering. Keep wandering.
You would be surprised what there is to see in this great country within 200 miles of where any of us live. I don’t care what state or townWill Rogers
The moment my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow.Henry Thoreau
“How does one keep an imagination fresh in a world that works double-time to suck it away? … I think that the answer is, one must live a curious life. One must have stacks and stacks and stacks of books on the inside of their bodies. And those books don’t have to be the things that you’ve read. I mean, that’s good, too, but those books could be the conversations that you’ve had with your friends that are unlike the conversations you were having last week.”
- Jason Reynolds
“This is one corner… of one country, in one continent, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see.”Doctor Who
To change my own mind. I try to create a new vocabulary or terrain for myself, so that I open out — I always think of the Dutch claiming land from the sea — or open up something that would have been closed to me before. That’s the point and the pleasure of it. I continuously scrutinize my own thinking. I write something and think, How do I know that that’s true? If I wrote what I thought I knew from the outset, then I wouldn’t be learning anything new.”Marilynne Robinson
When asked why she writes: “To change my own mind” is an excellent way to analyze and then describe something.
The world is an extremely unreliable critic. The world likes useful; value is personal. Being creative has its own rewards, but acclaim, admiration, or even respect are not to be expected.Ethan Hawke