Browsing: Inspirational Quotes
Yitang Zhang, admittedly shy, is facing the uncomfortable glare of the spotlight after recently solving one of math’s great problems. Click through for his astounding story.
Excerpt from “Quiet” | Chapter: “Soft Power“
In the West, passivity is a transgression. To be “passive,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means to be “acted upon by an external agency.” It also means to be “submissive.” Gandhi himself ultimately rejected the phrase “passive resistance,” which he associated with weakness, preferring satyagraha, the term he coined to mean “firmness in pursuit of truth.”
Excerpt from “Quiet” | Chapter: “Wonderland”
Regina Dugan, former Director of DARPA (and deliverer of one of my favorite TED talks), on the importance of quiet to the creative process:
Insightful post from Jonathan Fields on the right and wrong reasons for dreaming of becoming a writer/actor/fill in the blank…
Here’s a sneak peek:
Lately, whenever I'm in between novels and psychology books, I end up in Ecclesiastes. I never stop being amazed (and comforted) that humans have been wrestling with the same exact questions for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
Here's today's passage: