Aphorisms, ad libs, and various other eccentric extemporanea…

The First Law of Attention:
People will not listen to what you tell them and will not read what you send them.

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The Second Law of Attention:
Rather than look for it, people will ask for information you have already supplied.

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When it comes to your health, spend. What else are you going to use your money for?

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Myth is the apotheosis of history.

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If meaning is not everywhere it is nowhere.

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All you have is time, and time is only Now.

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Holiness resides not in people or in things, but in moments.

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There is no Evidence, however compelling, that cannot be dismissed by a deeply-held Belief.

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Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. – Francis Bacon

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When someone asked a member of my band how he could learn to play like that, he replied, “All it takes is obsession.”

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Objective truth reifies subjective truth, and not the other way around.

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Necessity is not just the mother but the muscle of invention.

“Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature.”
          – William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

We experience the natural world as full of things. All we know are things. We name them so we can think and talk about them. Even space, emptiness, is something. The idea that there can be an other, an absolute absence or negation of thing-ness, exists not in our experience, but as an abstraction of the mind, like negative numbers.

Perhaps the mind’s greatest achievement is Nothing.

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When you search for truth, the eyes have it.

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Oneness gives truth to all similes.

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“Contentment is Wealth” – Irish tune title.

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Some money costs too much.

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Faith is the victory of hope over experience.

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In the presence of Evidence, belief is unnecessary; facts are facts.

In the presence of Belief, evidence is unnecessary; Faith defeats facts. 

Faith, quite literally, defies Logic.

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Just because we don’t yet know the answer to a question doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

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Assume nothing; learn how to see.

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Every cigarette you smoke gives Death another blowjob.

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Science is only as accurate as its tools.

 

"You know, the way a musician moves his knees makes you want to wear your best underwear."

– a female Hot Shandy fan

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