...libreta de notas, cuaderno de apuntes varios, álbum de recortes, notas al margen, archivo muerto, colección de babosadas, catálogo incatalogable, saco roto, cajón de sastre. "¡Solo pepenando cosas vivís!" decía mi abuela... un addendum al libro de todas las cosas


"May you live in interesting times." --old Asian curse

The idea is that human beings are happier when they are living in boring times. "Interesting times" are times of upheaval, danger, and stress -- difficult for us humans.
"People are bad at predicting what will make them happy."


"responsibility correlates with privilege...The people sitting in places like MIT have choices. They have privilege, they have education, they have training. That carries responsibility. Somebody who is working fifty hours a week to put food on the table and comes back exhausted at night and turns on the tube has many fewer choices, and those choices are much harder to exercise, and therefore he has less responsibility." --Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian


"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." --Arthur Koestler


"Some questions for you all
I've just returned from a very interesting small conference in Arizona, where we were talking about philanthropy, discovery and education. And I have some questions for you all...

* What if the essential political questions of our time - the questions that ask "how should we do things?" - were not about right vs. left but bottom-up vs. top down? What would that do to the political spectrum and its discourse?
* What if our work was about creating space - for discovery, connection and collaboration - rather than narrowing down options and coming up with answers?
* What if accountability was about trust, intimacy and love, and not measurement, punishment and suspicion? How would we foster such a system? What would it mean for politics, governance, leadership and community?

I'd be really curious about your answers, or further questions that are suggested by this short list."
--Chris Corrigan


"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." --Sir Edmund Hillary
"Nunca y Siempre son dos palabras, que usted
siempre deber�a acordarse... de nunca utilizar ." --Wendell Johnson


"Siempre quise ser alguien. Debería haber sido más específica."
--Lili Tomlin