"Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I’ve found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is just because I am afraid, and he gives me courage."
"The world is much more interesting than any one discipline."
"I don’t know everything- I’m just a kid. But I do know this. It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance."
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother"
"BUDDING RADIOTEURS. HEAR ME NOW: Just make your show. It’s not hard. Just make your show. It’s not expensive. Just make your show. I feel like I spent much of my life not understanding that the people I admired who were writing novels or making movies or writing in magazines or making music or whatever were, on a fundamental level, real people. Then I did. So, make your show. A ________ is a person who sat down and _______. That’s it (insert ‘Novelist’ and ‘Wrote a novel’ or ‘Podcaster’ and ‘Made a podcast’ or whatever you want). That’s all there is to it."
(via wnycradiolab)Source: reddit.com
This thing is awesome! I have much exploring to do. Check this out for starters:
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
"The pursuit of truth, properly considered, shouldn’t stop short of insanity."
Have you ever thought of what a ridiculous superpower the ability to speak is? If I want somebody else to know something, I don’t have to wait until that idea pops into their head (the likelihood of which approaches zero). I can actually put it there. But there is no way to transfer the pattern of action potentials in my brain’s wiring directly into someone else’s wiring because our brains are simply too important to not be 100% encased in protective skull. And make no mistake, thats exactly what you are doing when you talk to someone: you are changing the way their brain is firing, which is nothing less than who they are at the most fundamental and meaningful level.
Not only that, I don’t even have to be able to see them or be anywhere near them to do so. I take the enormous complexity of information that is making up my thoughts (who I am) and succinctly encode it in a pattern of vibration. I can then simply will the air molecules 200 feet away to vibrate in accordance with the pattern that represents my state of being. That part is incredible. I can simply cause a piece of nature that contains no information to be saturated with information from huge distances. Mind. Blown.
As if that wasn’t enough, the receiver of that information gets a boat-load of meta information where the source of that information is in physical space despite the fact that she only has access to the air molecules within an inch or two of her head.