Sentences are my spiritual currency.
Throughout my week, I’m constantly scouring and learning and reading 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
“In songwriting, the real trick is to be the spider that doesn’t get caught in its own web,” from an interview with Paul Weinfeld.
Culture, Humanity & Society
“We live in an alpha world, one in which the strong and popular and smart and fast win,” from Rob Bell’s blog.
Identity, Self & Soul
“Maturity is always a return to reality about yourself,” from Gentle Persuasion.
Lyrics, Poetry & Passages
“A woman who died ten years ago, and she can’t stop talking about it,” from an interview with Amy Hempel in The Paris Review.
Meaning, Mystery & Being
“Human beings are notoriously lousy at predicting what will make them happy,” from an article in Psychology Today.
Media, Technology & Design
“Technology doesn’t just do things for us, it does things to us, changing not just what we do, but who we are,” from the brilliant Sherry Turkle.
Nature, Health & Science
“Science doesn’t want to take god away from people,” from a report on NPR.
People, Relationships & Love “Giving away little margins of time you never will miss will become riches to someone,” from my favorite book, Try Giving Yourself Away.
Psychology, Thinking & Feeling
“By the time poor children are three, researchers believe they have heard on average about thirty million fewer words than children the same age from better off families,” from an article about poverty’s vocabulary.
Success, Life & Career“Don’t stop believing unless your dream is stupid,” from Kid President.
Work, Business & Organizations“I want to hire people with humble ambition,” from The Corner Office.
See you next week!