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If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

G. K. Chesterton

When Doctors Agree


Observe, you are put to a stern choice in this matter. ...if you will make a man of the working creature, you cannot make a tool. Let him but begin to imagine, to think, to try to do anything worth doing; and the engine-turned precision is lost at once. Out come all his roughness, all his dullness, all his incapability; shame upon shame, failure upon failure, pause after pause: but out comes the whole majesty of him also...

John Ruskin

The Stones of Venice


Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.

Mark Twain


Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant—there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you…

Georgia O'Keeffe


La suborganización de una sociedad no debe confundirse con el respecto a la libertad.

Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta

El Hombre Cooperativo


The endurance and strength of a movement is determined by the source of indignation from which it arises.

Bert Cochran

Labor and Communism


The best education is action and the best action is the struggle for justice.

Myles Horton


It interests me more to have a human relationship with you than a musical relationship. I want to see if I can express myself in words, in sounds that have to do with a human relationship. At the same time, I would like to be able to speak of the relationship between two talents, between two doings. For me, the human relationship is much more beautiful, because it allows you to gain the freedom that you desire, for yourself and for the other.

Ornette Coleman

The Other's Language: Jacques Derrida interviews Ornette Coleman


Did I Miss Anything?

Nothing...Take as many days off as you like:
any activities we undertake as a class
I assure you will not matter either to you or me
and are without purpose.

Everything. Contained in this classroom
is a microcosm of human experience
assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
This is not the only place such an opportunity has been gathered

but it was one place

Tom Wayman

Did I Miss Anything? from Poetry 180


I don't know what it is
But I do know it don't sit right with me.
Don't you even once try to tell me it's supposed to be.

James McMurtry

Soda and Salt


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