Sentences are my spiritual currency.
Throughout my week, I’m constantly scouring and learning and reading and inhaling and annotating from any number of newspapers, blogs, online publications, books, articles, songs, art pieces, podcasts, eavesdroppings, random conversations and other sources of inspiration.
Turns out, most of these sentences can be organized into about eleven different categories, aka, compartments of life that are meaningful to me. And since I enjoy being a signal tower of things that are interesting, I figured, why not share them on a regular basis?
In the spirit of “learning in public,” I’ve decided to publish a weekly digest of my top findings, along with their respective links or reference points. Sentence junkies of the world unite!
Creativity, Innovation & Art
“I want to build a solid house, but I want to leave all the doors and windows open so that varmints can come and go as needed and steal what they desire,” from American Songwriter.
Culture, Humanity & Society “Anthropologists estimate that hunter gatherers only had to spend around four hours a day searching for food, the rest of the time was leisure time,” from Working Our Lives Away.
Identity, Self & Soul “It pleases us to see ourselves burdened by the sorts of difficulties that only a warrior hero could meet,” from Eric Maisel.
Lyrics, Poetry & Passages
“I know how crazy you are about all the things that I don’t care about,” from Neil Young’s Speech.
Meaning, Mystery & Being
“Choose your obsessions rather than letting them choose you,” from Brainstorm.
Media, Technology & Design
“Releasing people from their dependency on email will free up the time and mental space needed to move the species forward,” from The Next Big Thing.
Nature, Health & Science
“Patients are very possessive about their conditions,” from Dr. Khoo.
People, Relationships & Love
“The ones whose eyes meet ours when we wake in the morning,” from Hopeful World.
Psychology, Thinking & Feeling
“Don’t do what I did, but ask what I asked,” from Liz Gilbert.
Success, Life & Career“Whatever gets you down the hill faster,” from Steven Pressfield
Work, Business & Organizations“If you keep to a routine, there’s no limit to how much you can deliberately not achieve,” from The Onion.
See you next week!