Thursday, September 11, 2008

Quotes: Interaction. Interpretation. Intuition. Invention.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

1. Interaction 42 Interaction between two people who know what they want from each other, but don't say it. "Bryce of course divined that Dunstan wanted to sell the horse, and Dunstan knew that he divined it (horse-dealing is only one of many human transactions carried on in this ingenious manner)." George Eliot, Silas Marner.

1. Interpretation 48 "Everything is worthy of notice, for everything can be interpreted." Hermann Hesse. 1943. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

1. Intuition 476 Intuition finds answers to questions without sufficient data for rational solution. "Intuition…is the mind working in a trance at problems which offer only meager data for their rational solution." Robert Graves. “The Case for Xanthippe [Plato’s shrewish wife].” 1960. Gross, ed. Essays.

1. Invention 112 Invention creates new necessities. "Invention is the mother of necessity." Thorstein Veblen. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

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