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Posts from the ‘Self Awareness’ Category

“Wherever I go I make others feel good, and by doing this, I create life. I am a sting, and a dangerous instrument!” –Walter Gropius

The lights of the Bauhaus school come on in 1919, illuminating a visionary modernist architect’s pattern of thought.

“Let us together create the new building of the future, which will be everything in one form: architecture and sculpture and painting.” Walter Gropius Read more

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“I read the news today, oh boy…” –Lennon-McCartney

Just as civilization’s light pollution washes out the stars at night, its noise pollution drowns out the celestial choirs.

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” –Lao-Tzu Read more

“There are only two profound ways to reach enlightenment: Laugh by yourself, or get tickled.” —Saurabh Sharma

funny thingHumor’s way to life’s sweet spot climaxes in the laughter of insight.

“Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.” —Leo Rosten

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“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.” ―Ray Bradbury

As if there were a shortage of litter, here we are spreading ‘Trash’ – a series by the longest-running recycler of refuse into art since Warhol’s fifteen minutes.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

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“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” —George Bernard Shaw

In the beginning, the Old Master Painter hands the struggling artist a minimal palettethe dark, the light, the line, the shape, the primary colorsand says, Go forth and struggle!  

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.” —G. K. Chesterton  Read more

“By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!” –John Dickinson

As the world continent rifted and drifted, so did life on the planet. Now we are beside ourselves.

“Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.” Woody Allen

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“Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning… look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself.” —Bernie Glassman

As a penman mightier than swordsmen from Aramis to Zorro, I flatter myself to boast of my peerless prowess.

“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.” Henri Bergson

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“Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.” —Brad Holland

Whether we dream it up on a bed of nails or a bed of roses, what we perceive may be just that, a dream.

“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.” —Salvador Dalí 

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“I have a secret project which adds four hours every day to the 24 hours we have. There’s a bit of time travel involved.” —Sundar Pichai

 Through a passage in the time barrier, like a wormhole, science journals tell the same tales as storybooks.

“The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox.” Michio Kaku

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“This universe can well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one’s mother tongue.” —Tahar Ben Jelloun

If we spoke with one tongue, would civilization be civil?

“If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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