Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Carl Sagan

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Carl Sagan

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Carl Sagan

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Carl Sagan

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Carl Sagan

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
Carl Sagan

I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.
Carl Sagan

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
Carl Sagan

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Carl Sagan

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Carl Sagan

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Carl Sagan

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Carl Sagan

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Carl Sagan

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Carl Sagan

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Carl Sagan

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
Carl Sagan

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Carl Sagan

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Carl Sagan

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Carl Sagan

When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.
Carl Sagan

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Carl Sagan

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pablo Picasso

 Boy with a Pipe [1905]

 Cat Devouring a Bird [1939]

 Child Holding a Dove [1901]

 Family of Saltimbanques [1905]

 Figures by the Sea (The Kiss) [1931]

 Goat's Skull, Bottle, and Candle [1952]

 Guitar, Gas-Jet and Bottle [1913]

 Harlequin [1918]

La Vie [1903]

 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon [1907]

 Nude [1910]

 Nude against a Red Background [1906]

 Nude Woman in a Red Armchair [1932]

 Pedro Manach [1901]

Pitcher, Candle and Casserole [1945]

 Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler [1910]

 Portrait of Gertrude Stein [1905-6]

 Portrait of Olga [1923]

 Seated Bather [1930]

 Seated Nude [1909-10]

 Self Portrait- 'Yo Picasso'

 Self-Portrait with Palette [1906]

 Still Life on a Table [1920]

 Still Life with Cards, Glasses and a Bottle of Rum- 'Vive la France' [1914-5]

 The Artist and his Model [1963]

 The Dryad [1908]

 The Muse [1935]

 The Old Guitarist [1903]

 The Rape [1920]

The Sculptor [1931]

 The Smoker [1953]

 The Three Dancers [1925]

 The Tragedy [1903]

 Three Dutch Girls [1905]

 Three Musicians [1921]

 Three Women [1907-8]

 Vase of Flowers [1901]

 Violin and Grapes [1912]

 Weeping Woman [1937]

 Woman Asleep in an Armchair (The Dream) [1932]

 Woman in a Chemise [1905]

 Woman in a Fish Hat [1942]

 Woman on the Banks of the Seine, After Courbet [1950]

 Woman with a Mandolin [1925]

 Women of Algiers, after Delacroix [1955]

Nude in an Armchair (Seated Woman) [1909]

Monday, March 26, 2012

 Volker Birke, Asaya

 Porsche Design AMK 1980

 “If I told them once, I told them 1,000 times – Spinal Tap first, then puppet show.”

 A bridge too far

 Jan van der Veken

  Bob is my co-pilot

The Londonist

 “You have won second prize in a beauty contest, collect $10”

 Intermission, 1963 - Edward Hopper

 Off the shoulder of Orion

 The King in Exile

 Last Exit to Brooklyn

Things to Worry About, F. Scott Fitzgerald (to his 11 yr. old daughter away at camp, excerpt)

Good Morning Vietnam