“Keep it simple stupid.” – Kelly Johnson quote
On those rare occasions that we get a glimpse of beauty, its truth is so simple that we have no words for it. So we shut up, do nothing, simply idle, and listen to the laughter of the gods.
“When the answer is simple, God is speaking.” –Albert Einstein
“The spirit’s foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.” –George Santayana
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci
“Any intelligent fool can invent further complications, but it takes a genius to retain, or recapture, simplicity.” –E F Schumacher
“It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” –Colin Chapman
We have nothing to add, except to say that doing nothing, just idling, is a simple way to discover the truth and beauty of life, the universe, et al. If you make doing nothing your business, you can have the time of your life.
“I am so busy doing nothing… that the idea of doing anything – which as you know, always leads to something – cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.” –Jerry Seinfeld
Well, we have to get to busy on our treasure ship, Idling Well, where we are removing everything from our book that isn’t as perfect verbally as ‘O the Art’ is visually: a series in search of truth and beauty through simplicity. That search is animated in ‘O the Movie.’ Hope you enjoy the art, the movies and the insightful quotes at the seriously funny philosophical blog.