Just 3 Quotes, 10.19.2020

Depths, Reactions, & Seers

3 quotes from 3 books. Sent weekly.



“My idea of travel is downward travel really . . . getting to know where you are better, and exploring feelings that you know more deeply. I always think that ‘knowing something by heart’ gives you a depth of possibilities which are more powerful than seeing new sights however exciting they are.”

—painter Lucian Freud, from The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present by Eric Kandel (2012)

“The more one understands one's own reactions the less one is at their mercy.”

Seven Types of Ambiguity, by William Empson (1930)

“Root-Bernstein found that scientists versed in the arts possess a distinct advantage in making discoveries. So equipped, they are able to see from other sides, play, make connections, and look at problems in expansive ways. To prepare good thinkers we need to cultivate good seers.”

The Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis (2015)

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