We must hire those teachers you see in movies. The teachers that make learning so easy and fun that the student is oblivious to the fact that they’re learning anything at all.
"There is such a thing as the courage in remaining baffled."
Love Is Not Algorithmic →
writers have long described love through its challenge to identity, its contradiction and its process. They defy readers to embrace what philosophers call “alterity,” or otherness—the possibility of being totally blindsided by new facts, to achieve an experience that was before entirely foreign. They impose a stance to reading that embraces antagonism, and incompleteness, and is sunken in process. I admit, I equate books with love. The only way to approach a book as a serious reader is to approach it as a relationship, as something dense and partially submerged. One does not go into reading with an assumption of knowledge or completeness, but with humility, with a willingness to enter into a confrontation that may change you in the process. As the writer Junot Diaz has said, “Every serious reader knows that they don’t understand half of what they read; it’s true, that’s not a joke—because that’s how real life is really like. People you love say shit and you have no idea what they mean.”
Az me ligt oif der erd, ken men nit fallen.
If you lie on the ground, you cannot fall.
Yiddish proverb, thanks dad
"try to keep a patch of sky above your life"
"This is my skin. This is not your skin, yet you are under it."
"If I know who the killer is, there’s no purpose to writing the story."