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Month: August 2012

Not by rule

Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus (1493-1541) – philosopher, alchemist, doctor, traveler, teller of fantastic stories, and flaneur extraordinaire:

Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.

Cornelis Pietersz Bega, ‘The Alchemist’, 1663
J Paul Getty Museum, LA

Basso profundo energy source

I just accidentally discovered a completely new energy source, with the potential to carry me through the week  with an amazing ROI. Monday afternoon FTW:

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The calibrated life

Artzybasheff - Arms
Boris Atzybasheff – ‘Six Strong Arms’ (Dec 1952)

If you know, in the morning, what your day looks like with any precision, you are a little bit dead – the more precision, the more dead you are.

Nassim Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes