Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some Thoughts

"We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation." ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." ~André Gide
"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth." ~Ludwig Börne

"One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem." ~Alejandro Jodorowsky

"If a placebo has an effect, is it any less real than the real thing?" ~Nathaniel LeTonnerre

"You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into." ~Author Unknown

"The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish." ~Evelyn Waugh

"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." ~Aldous Huxley

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." ~Matsuo Bashō

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kane, Facebook deserter! How does one web-challenged person send you a message rather than leaving a dorky message on your blog?
Melanie :)

Kane said...

Melanie,

LOL! I had to close down FB because it was distracting me from too much of the rest of my life, and is, to my way of thinking, a potential black hole of wastefulness. I think that technological distancing via social networking interfaces like FB lead to pseudo-connectivity. I'm considering collecting actual addresses from people I love and care for and going back to traditional letter-writing. It's so much more personal to have a warm piece of paper with another's personality splashed across the page in a peculiar script, don't you think?

Anyway, if you'd like, you can send me your real address (so I can send you a cozy little letter), to my email address: kaneaugustusfreeman@gmail.com

I hope you're and yours are well.

Cheers!
Kane

Anonymous said...

Kane,

I totally respect that and agree. I just have no chutzpah to do it myself. My family wants me to leave fb open so they can see pics of my daughter.
I've made my photos private and viewable only by family as a first step, and we'll see if I do the other 11 steps. haha

I'll email ya.
M

Anonymous said...

I agree. There is a pseudo-relationship thing in social networking.
I thought I would give it a try, but other than communicating with my daughter, for fun, I can't honestly say that I have enjoyed any of it.
Traditional letter writing has it beat hands down.
J

Kane Augustus said...

J.,

I couldn't agree more: pen and paper, phone call, meeting in person... "these are a few of my favourite things!"