— John W. Kingdon American political scientist 1940
Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies - (Second Edition), Chapter 2, Participants on the Inside of Government, p. 23
— John W. Kingdon American political scientist 1940
„I felt as if we were two families: the older ones, who were away touring when I was at school and the younger ones. I was closer to my two younger sisters because of the nearness of our ages, but I feel I would have to have permission to say their names — they're very private that way.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
You interview (2006)
„The arguments for the two substances - mind and body - have, we believe, entirely lost their validity; they are no longer compatible with ascertained science and clear thinking. One substance with two sets of attributes, two sides (a physical and a mental), a double-faced unity, would appear to comply with all the exigencies of the case.“
— Alexander Bain Scottish philosopher and educationalist 1818 - 1903
Alexander Bain. Mind and Body: The Theories of their Relation (1872), p. 196; as cited in: The Popular Science Monthly http://books.google.com/books?id=sysDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA162, Vol. 27, June 1885, p. 162.
„The fundamental difference between the two movements is in their values, their ways of looking at the world.“
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
1990s, Why "Free Software" is better than "Open Source" (1998), Context: While free software by any other name would give you the same freedom, it makes a big difference which name we use: different words convey different ideas. In 1998, some of the people in the free software community began using the term "open source software" instead of "free software" to describe what they do. The term "open source" quickly became associated with a different approach, a different philosophy, different values, and even a different criterion for which licenses are acceptable. The Free Software movement and the Open Source movement are today separate movements with different views and goals, although we can and do work together on some practical projects. The fundamental difference between the two movements is in their values, their ways of looking at the world. For the Open Source movement, the issue of whether software should be open source is a practical question, not an ethical one. As one person put it, "Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement." For the Open Source movement, non-free software is a suboptimal solution. For the Free Software movement, non-free software is a social problem and free software is the solution.
„It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.“
— Wendell Berry author 1934
Standing by Words: Essays (2011), Poetry and Marriage: The Use of Old Forms (1982), Context: It may be, then, that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work and that when we no longer know which way to go we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.
— François Lelord, livro Hector and the Search for Happiness
„One of the major problems of our society is that so many people are too intelligent to accept religion, but not intelligent or strong-minded enough to look for acceptable alternatives; in the same way, many people are strong-minded enough not to want to be 'organization men', but incapable of seeing beyond an act of protest. These situations produce a sense of being 'between two stools', lacking real motive; a sense of mental strain is produced that may find its outlet in violence, or in organised anti-social behaviour.“
— Colin Wilson author 1931 - 2013
The Bicameral Critic (1985), p. 224, Crimes of Freedom -- and their cure (1964)
„I think when a man first discovers that two and two is four, there is 'beauty' in that; and we can see why. But if people stand and look at the moon and one says 'I think it's just beautiful tonight' and the other says 'The moon makes me feel awful' we are both 'clear'. A geometric shape – we know why we like it; and an unreasonable shape; it has a certain mystery that we recognize as real; but it is difficult to put these things in an objective way.“
— William Baziotes American painter 1912 - 1963
1950s, as cited in Abstract Expressionism Creators and Critics, ed. Clifford Ross, Abrams Publishers New York 1990, p. 221: Remark in the 'Artists' Session' at Studio 35, 1950.
„One can experience loneliness in two ways: by feeling lonely in the world or by feeling the loneliness of the world.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„One must realize that, apart from considerations of color and form, there are two fundamentally different ways of regarding a medium of expression: one is based on taste only — an approach in which the external physical elements of expression are merely pleasingly arranged. This way results in decoration with no spiritual reaction. Arrangement is not art. The second way is based on the artist’s power of empathy, to feel the intrinsic qualities of the medium of expression. Through these qualities the medium comes to life... In this life, an intuitive artist discovers the emotive and vital substance which makes a work of art.“
— Hans Hofmann American artist 1880 - 1966
Search for the Real and Other Essays (1948), 'Search for the Real in the Visual Arts', p. 46
„How was I supposed to know what’s real and what’s not? It feels like I’m the only one who doesn’t know the difference.“
— Jenny Han, livro To All the Boys I've Loved Before
„But this nationalism differs from the old in two remarkable ways: it is not patriotic and it does not want to absorb and assimilate. On the contrary, it wants to shrink and secede, to limit its control to its one small group of like-minded-we-ourselves-alone. It is in that sense racist, particularist, sectarian, minority-inspired.“
— Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012
The Culture We Deserve (1989), Context: The only political ism surviving in full strength from the past is nationalism. This was partly to be expected from the liberation of so many colonies simultaneously, beginning in the 1920s. But this nationalism differs from the old in two remarkable ways: it is not patriotic and it does not want to absorb and assimilate. On the contrary, it wants to shrink and secede, to limit its control to its one small group of like-minded-we-ourselves-alone. It is in that sense racist, particularist, sectarian, minority-inspired. "Towards the Twenty-First Century" (1972), p. 169
„We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and.“
— Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944
As quoted in A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991) by Alan L. Mackay, p. 79
„For Kant, the predisposition to good (like Calvin’s ‘seed of goodness’) is in one way more fundamental to us than the overlying propensity to evil, and in one way it is less fundamental. The predisposition to good is more fundamental because it is essential to us; we cannot lose it without ceasing to be human. The propensity to evil is in that way less fundamental, because we can lose it, and indeed we should lose it, without ceasing to be human. On the other hand, the propensity to evil is in a different way more fundamental. It is our root maxim when we are born.“
— John E. Hare British philosopher 1949
“Evolutionary Theory and Theological Ethics” (2012), p. 251
„This is not to deny for one moment either the enormous cultural changes undergone by the Greeks despite a surviving sense of common ethnicity or the cultural influence of surrounding peoples and civilizations over two thousand years. At the same time in terms of script and language, certain values, a particular environment and its nostalgia, continuous social interactions, and a sense of religious and cultural difference, even exclusion, a sense of Greek identity and common sentiments of ethnicity can be said to have persisted beneath the many social and political changes of the last two thousand years“
— Anthony D. Smith British academic 1939 - 2016
National Identity (1991), p. 31: About Ethnic Change, Dissolution and Survival
„I think our nationals won't support us if we have to spend a lot of money to establish ties with one or two new allies.“
— Joseph Wu Taiwanese politician 1954
Joseph Wu (2018) cited in " Taiwan won't try to form diplomatic ties with new allies: FM http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201805080021.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 8 May 2018.
„Kant was also quite aware that "the urgent need" of reason is both different from and "more than mere quest and desire for knowledge." Hence, the distinguishing of the two faculties, reason and intellect, coincides with a distinction between two altogether different mental activities, thinking and knowing.“
— Hannah Arendt, livro The Life of the Mind
The Life of the Mind (1971/1978), p. 14.