A.Q.T.D.


“Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.”

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Bibelot – Popular word


POPULAR WORD
BibelotBIH-bə-loPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, late 19th century
1A small, decorative ornament or trinket.
 
Examples of Bibelot in a sentence “Alyssa couldn’t resist purchasing a few bibelots before she left the store.” “Mr. Willis’ collection of Santa-themed bibelots, tchotchkes, and collectibles was pulled out every year on December 1.”

Best of the week quotes


Jose Ortega y Gasset“We cannot put off living until we are ready.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/35DGsqV January 11, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jose-ortega-y-gasset-quotesBernard Baruch“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2Mw9T9v January 12, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/bernard-baruch-quotesMarcus Aurelius“Anger cannot be dishonest.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2HnH5M6 January 13, 2021 at 11:57AM
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HOLUS BOLUS


WORD OF THE DAY
Holus-Bolushol-əs-BOL-əsPart of speech: adverbOrigin: Unknown, mid 19th century
1All at once.
 
Examples of Holus-Bolus in a sentence “Everything was happening holus-bolus, and I couldn’t keep up.” “After a lull in my business, holus-bolus, I have all sorts of great opportunities.”

Seth Godin’s Newsletter


Born to run (things)

The first half of Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography makes some things abundantly clear:

He had no natural ability to play the guitar. In fact, after his first lessons, he quit, unable to play a note.

He had no singing talent. Every group he was part of needed a lead singer, and it wasn’t him.

And just about everyone dismissed him. Audiences walked out, his first agent simply stopped returning his calls and bandmates gave up and moved on.

He didn’t even know how to drive a car. Not only wasn’t he dating in high school, he wasn’t even cruising around town, being a charismatic rock star.

Talent is overrated. Skill is acquirable.

Showing up is something almost every creative leader has in common. In business, in the arts, in society. Consistently shipping the work, despite the world’s reaction, despite the nascent nature of our skill, despite the doubts.

And community is essential. The people you surround yourself with can reinforce your story, raise the bar and egg you on.

After the fact, the community becomes an integral part of your story of success. But first, you have to commit to the journey.

[That’s what happens in the Creative’s Workshop.]

For more on the creative commitment, check out this extraordinary conversation between Brian Koppelman and director Ron Howard.

Wisdom


Even your smallest action can change the world for the better.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)
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You can’t overcome fear by thinking about it. Face it head on.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. (Dale Carnegie)

Seth Godin’s Newsletter


Is mood a gift or a skill?

Some days, we wake up with optimism and possibility… we’re able to find more reserves, connect better and do more generous work.

That might be because the outside world has handed us good news and opportunities, or it might be because the chemicals in our brain are particularly aligned…

I think it’s fair to assert that sometimes, our moods are handed to us.

But it’s also clearly true that we can do things to improve our mood. Morning pages, meditation, exercise, positive thinking, the right audio inputs, who we hang out with, the media we consume–it’s all a choice.

And if it’s a choice, that means it’s a skill, because we can get better at it.

PASSAGE OF THE WEEK:


PASSAGE OF THE WEEK:

“A Stoic doesn’t give up. A Stoic doesn’t resign themselves to lower standards or expect less of themselves. A Stoic doesn’t ever really grow old—because they refuse to accept that limitation. Instead, they remain active, they push themselves, they keep their minds sharp.

No matter how old you are, this attitude would do you well. There is no time like the present. It is not too late. The Gulf Stream of youth is still strong within you—if you choose to let it be. Keep yourself young. Don’t let yourself harden.”

Future generations deserve good ancestors. Will you be one? | Psyche Ideas


What Albert Einstein owes to David Hume’s notion of time | Aeon Essays


Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Most Trusted Man in America Day? On this day in 1986, polls showed that Walter Cronkite, five years after his retirement from the “CBS Evening News,” remained the most trusted man in America. Cronkite reported many events from 1937 to 1981 and was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase “And that’s the way it is,” followed by the date on which the appearance aired.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”

— George MacDonald

Secret Weapon Bunker – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Atlas Obscura


11 Heavenly Restaurants Hidden Inside Houses of Worship – Atlas Obscura Lists


The Messy Business of Scrubbing 2,000 Years of Bird Poop From an Egyptian Temple – Atlas Obscura


https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cleaning-egyptian-temple-at-esna?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ba649a874b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_01_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-ba649a874b-70161841&mc_cid=ba649a874b&mc_eid=f2c730f812

Did you know… 2


Did you know…

… that today is Dress Up Your Pet Day? This day is an opportunity to wow the neighbors and to unleash the inner diva of your favorite pooch or kitty… Why not go the extra mile and get the little guy or gal something to match your own outfit – that way you can both dress to impress and really set some trends! Sorry, we don’t have any ideas on how to dress up goldfish. 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”

— James Cromwell

Did you know…1


Did you know…

… that today is Wikipedia’s Birthday? In 2001, Wikipedia, a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The English language Wikipedia is now one of 313 Wikipedia editions and is the largest with 6,223,266 articles. There is a grand total of over 55 million articles in over 309 different languages! Happy birthday, Wikipedia!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”

— Nicolaus Copernicus

Lessons from growth outperformers in logistics | McKinsey


3-2-1 Newsletter by James Clear.


3-2-1 ThursdayNote: You are receiving this email because you subscribed to my weekly 3-2-1 newsletter. Every Thursday, I share 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder. Occasionally, I also send out long-form articles on habits and self-improvement.

3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (January 14, 2021)

“Working to deliver the most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

Read this on JamesClear.com

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Here are 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder this week.

3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“In the long run, the way you treat your time is the way others treat it too.”

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II.

“A brief guide to leadership:

  • Always know the answer to, “What are we optimizing for?”
  • Recruit. Recruit. Recruit.
  • Never ask someone to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself.
  • Give away the credit. Take the blame.”

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III.

“The trajectory of your life bends in the direction of your habits.”

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2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Brene Brown on when to value feedback:

“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback. If you have constructive feedback you want to give me, I want it… But if you’re in the cheap seats, not putting yourself on the line, and just talking about how I can do it better, I’m in no way interested in your feedback.”

Source: Why Your Critics Aren’t the Ones Who Count



II.

Ed Catmull, cofounder of Pixar, on how they make great movies:

“Initially, the films we put together, they’re a mess. It’s like everything else in life—the first time you do it, it’s a mess. Sometimes it’s labeled … “a failure” … but that’s not even the right word to use. It’s just like, you get the first one out, you learn from it, and the only failure is if you don’t learn from it, if you don’t progress.”

Source: Keep Your Crises Small

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

A simple question that can deliver powerful results if taken seriously:

What is the highest leverage action I can execute on right now?

THE DIVINE HERITAGE OF MAN


THE DIVINE HERITAGE OF MAN

Meher Baba

“In all climes and in all places, man is constantly striving for happiness; but there are very few who have it, because there are very few who truly know the secret of happiness. Man is constantly feeling thwarted and limited, and he is ever in the clutches of unrelieved agony of suffering, because, not knowing his own true nature, he identifies himself with the body or the desires or the limited individual mind, and thereby becomes a victim to their respective limitations and sufferings.It is only by knowing himself to be different from and beyond all these that he can fully enter into the Divine Heritage of the Abiding Happiness, which is inalienable from his true being as God.The man, who through sanskaric attachments identifies himself with his body or desires or the individual mind, is caught up within the prison of his ignorance. All his efforts to break through his shackles only lead to his being in their firmer grip, just in the same way as the parrot which desperately beats his wings against the bars of its cage succeeds only in injuring its own wings, without being able to make any headway towards its freedom. It is like a person, who is stuck up in deep mud, and who, because of his very efforts to extricate himself, finds that he is more deeply stuck up in it.The individual and the unaided efforts of the aspirant are so often unsuccessful, because the very source of such efforts which is the ego, is rooted in ignorance…. This does not mean that the aspirant should not try for spiritual freedom and fulfillment. He must try his best for their realization; but he must at the same time open himself out to the abundant and indispensable help that comes to him from the Master.The Master does not give to the aspirant something which is not already within the aspirant in a latent form; he only unveils the real Self of the aspirant himself and enables him to come into his own Divine Heritage which is rightfully his.

“GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, Vol. 3, pp. 252-253, Bal Natu1982 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trustphoto: © Meher Nazar Publications or MSI Collection

SETH GODIN’s Newsletter


The difficult choice of disappointment

All forward motion disappoints someone.

If you serve one audience, you’ve let another down. One focus means that something else got ignored. If you create something scarce, someone won’t get their hands on it.

The very act of creation means that it won’t be the ideal solution for everyone.

On the other hand, with certainty, we know that doing nothing disappoints an even larger group of people.

The opportunity is to find someone to delight and to embrace the fact that someone is not everyone.

Coronavirus live updates: PM flags off vaccine drive, says don’t forget to take 2nd shot : India was early to take guard against the pandemic and formed a committee to deal with it: PM – The Times of India


https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/coronavirus-cases-and-vaccine-registration-news-live-updates/liveblog/80295573.cms

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Demiurgicdem-ee-ER-jikPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Greek, early 17th century
1A powerful creative force or being.
 
Examples of Demiurgic in a sentence “When she’s in her studio, she’s a demiurgic force.” “I meditate before I work to try to access a demiurgic state.”

Nik’s free ebook summary newsletter


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1-Sentence-Summary: Come As You Are is sex educator Dr. Emily Nagoski’s explanation of the truth about female sexuality, including the hidden science of what turns women on, why it works, how to utilize this knowledge to improve your sex life, and why sexual myths make you feel inadequate in bed.

Read in: 4 minutes

Favorite quote from the author:

Come As You Are Summary

Picture yourself walking through a desert, when all of a sudden, your foot bumps into something hard in the sand. You look down to discover a lamp and, although skeptical, you rub it. A genie comes out and offers, not three wishes, but a proposition.

You can have infinite money but doing so would mean your sex life would never improve beyond where its at right now.

Would you take the genie up on the offer right away? No? What’s wrong, don’t you like your sex life?!

The truth is, deep down, you know that your experience in the bedroom could be much better. But what does it take? You have a hard time talking about these things, let alone even thinking about them!

There’s no need to despair though because your sex life might not be at its best yet, but you can get there. You can discover what it takes to give and receive immense pleasure between the sheets. All it takes is an understanding of sexuality and the myths that make your sex life more difficult.

These ideas and more are just what you’ll discover in Emily Nagoski’s Come as You Are (The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life).

Here are just 3 of the many helpful lessons in the book:

  1. Your sexual personality is as unique as you are, and there’s nothing wrong with that or the needs it means you have.
  2. Stress kills sexual desire.
  3. If you aren’t careful about the media you consume, it could make your sex life awful.

Let’s get right into these lessons!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

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Lesson 1: You have needs as unique as your sexual personality, and that’s okay.

The author had a patient named Laurie who, after having a baby, lost all desire for sex with her husband. She did, however, enjoy pleasuring herself. The problem was that she began to feel bad for not wanting penetrative sex. 

But Laurie wasn’t in the wrong for this, she just needed to understand that she, like you, has a sexual gas pedal and brakes. Whenever you get stimulation, it pushes the gas pedal, and there are many things that can push your brakes.

Even something as simple as a sound or smell can make your brain shut down your sexual desire. 

Most people that struggle with sex just have overactive sexual brakes. Research back in 2008 found that women that feel anxious about how long it takes them to become aroused or who only get the urge for sex in perfect circumstances have a harder time with sex.

But everybody is unique with varying levels of brake and gas pedal sensitivities and what makes each of these go. Pay careful attention to yours and your partners if you want to improve your sex life.

One of the author’s clients, Camilla, for instance, didn’t feel any arousal when looking at her partner or when having sexual fantasies. The problem was that she simply had a weak gas pedal and needed more time and attention to get going.

Lesson 2: Stress smothers your desire for sex.

Say your partner comes to visit you while you’re at work. You’re both turned on and can’t wait to get to a private place together. But as you’re rushing for that closet you know is always empty, you turn the corner and find your boss staring you down.

Not so turned on anymore, are you?

That’s because stress makes sex unattractive. And the bad news is, you can’t just wish your stress response away. Animals, for instance, when they play dead while being hunted, will have spasms even after the predator is gone. 

And humans are the same way, but with the stresses of family or work. We have what’s known as a stress response cycle, and we can’t just turn it off at will. This is why it’s a bad idea to try to push through and still have sex when you’re stressed.

Instead, calm down first through exercise, sleep, sharing affection, crying, or relaxing.

Unfortunately, those who’ve been through sexual trauma have it a little more difficult. Their past experiences make them perceive any sexual experience as a threat. This can make the path to healing take longer, but mindfulness and therapy will help.

Lesson 3: Your sex life will be worse if you don’t pay careful attention to what media you consume.

It’s hard not to peek at the smutty fashion magazines as you’re in the checkout line at the grocery store, right? And even if you’re a millennial like me who rarely goes to the store because of delivery services, you still get exposure to the dangerous world of pop culture messages that harm your sex life.

At its core, the only thing that these media companies communicate to average people is that they’re incompetent in the bedroom. Take women’s bodies, for example. It’s easy to see how unrealistic and lying portrayals of women make them feel self-conscious and inadequate.

Looks aside, the media also is toxic to women for making them feel like they have to agree and go along with all kinds of sexual activities. From games to positions and more, every side of sexuality gets misconstrued in the media. 

And what’s worse is that women are prudes if they don’t do these things and sluts if they do. There’s no winning, and it’s horrific!

But you can beat this, and it starts with carefully selecting the media you consume. Ditch those awful magazines and focus on your own beauty. 

Scientists have studied how the appreciation of your own body affects your sex life. The results showed that improved self-image enhances all aspects of sex, from arousal to orgasm and more. It even can reduce pain during intercourse!

So be gentle with yourself, love your body, and courageously conquer any feelings of low self-esteem.

Come As You Are Review

The thing I hate about sex is that nobody ever talks about it, which means that most people have really terrible sex lives. But what’s nice is that Come As You Are will help you fix that, as long as you can get past the social stigma enough to buy a copy and read it yourself! If you want to improve your relationships and learn to love yourself better, whether you’re a woman or a man, this book is for you!

Who would I recommend the Come As You Are summary to?

The 22-year-old newly married man that wants to know how to satisfy his wife, the 37-year-old mother who thinks that her sex life is hopeless because she has kids, and anyone that wants to understand the science of sexuality so they can have more frequent and better sex.

The post Come As You Are Summary appeared first on Four Minute Books.Keep learning,
-Nik

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Maecenatismmay-SI-nə-tɪz-əmPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, early 17th century
1Patronage.
 
Examples of Maecenatism in a sentence “The museum honored the donors at a reception for their maecenatism.” “Thanks to the maecenatism of regular shoppers, the local businesses were thriving.”

Seth Godin’s Newsletter


Born to run (things)

The first half of Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography makes some things abundantly clear:

He had no natural ability to play the guitar. In fact, after his first lessons, he quit, unable to play a note.

He had no singing talent. Every group he was part of needed a lead singer, and it wasn’t him.

And just about everyone dismissed him. Audiences walked out, his first agent simply stopped returning his calls and bandmates gave up and moved on.

He didn’t even know how to drive a car. Not only wasn’t he dating in high school, he wasn’t even cruising around town, being a charismatic rock star.

Talent is overrated. Skill is acquirable.

Showing up is something almost every creative leader has in common. In business, in the arts, in society. Consistently shipping the work, despite the world’s reaction, despite the nascent nature of our skill, despite the doubts.

And community is essential. The people you surround yourself with can reinforce your story, raise the bar and egg you on.

After the fact, the community becomes an integral part of your story of success. But first, you have to commit to the journey.

[That’s what happens in the Creative’s Workshop.]

For more on the creative commitment, check out this extraordinary conversation between Brian Koppelman and director Ron Howard.

Wisdom


Don’t wait for life to come knocking on your door, open the door yourself and step through.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. (Milton Berle)
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Focusing on irrelevant facts is like looking through clouded eyes.
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. (Robert Staughton Lynd)

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
BoîtebwatPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, unknown
1A small restaurant or nightclub.
 
Examples of Boîte in a sentence “Pierre was delighted to learn the new boîte was not too far from his apartment.” “This boîte has the best happy hour in town.”

Army Day – 15 January


Army Day – 15 January  

Army Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated to mark the day Field Marshal KM Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. 

Content marketing ideas

Listicle idea: How to take care of your financial responsibilities before joining the army  

Infographic idea: What is the eligibility criteria of joining the Indian Army? 

Video idea: Realistic movies and series about war that you must watch  

Podcast idea: How do veterans cope with PTSD?  

Brand campaign that worked:  

This ad by Hyundai has an army officer narrate the story about how his train broke down on his way to report for his first posting, and how an unexpected meeting helped him get there on time. 

International Day of Education – 24 January  

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
BoîtebwatPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, unknown
1A small restaurant or nightclub.
 
Examples of Boîte in a sentence “Pierre was delighted to learn the new boîte was not too far from his apartment.” “This boîte has the best happy hour in town.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Tabitha’s Birthday? In 1966, Elizabeth Montgomery’s Bewitched character, Samantha, had a baby named Tabitha. Bewitched was an American television situation comedy fantasy series which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. Bewitched enjoyed great popularity and was ranked #50 on “TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.”

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Before deciding to retire, stay home for a week and watch the daytime TV shows.”

— Bill Copeland

The poet Wendell Berry reflects on the sublime peace of escaping into wilderness | Aeon Videos


W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Tohubohutoh-hoo-BOH-hooPart of speech: nounOrigin: Hebrew, unknown
1A state of chaos; utter confusion.
 
Examples of Tohubohu in a sentence “The mayor’s unexpected announcement left the press in a tohubohu.” “After recess the students were always in a tohubohu.”

via Seth Godin’s Newsletter



Burned out/burned in

Burned in is what we look for in an electronic device. It’s working perfectly, in the groove.

Burned out is what happens if we abuse it.

Burn-in comes from a practice, a generous, persistent approach that’s within our control.

Burn out, on the other hand, is often caused by trying to control things that we can’t possibly control. As a result, we waste cycles and create a pattern of stress.

Even though it seems as though the world is trying to steal our focus and our energy, ultimately, in each moment, it’s our choice to make. We can decide to create possibility and contribute. Toward better.

A doctrine against doctrinaires: the enduring radical modesty of Karl Popper | Aeon Videos


Steinmetz and European, US advisers on trial for mining ‘corruption pact’ in West Africa – ICIJ


Deutsche Bank agrees to pay $130 million in latest major US penalty – ICIJ


I find it difficult to understand Abstract….


SHORT ABSTRACT QUOTES AND SAYINGS

“All good art is abstract.” —John Newman

“All art is an abstraction to some degree.” —Henry Moore

“Abstraction is an esoteric language.” —Eric Fischl

“Abstract knowledge is always useful, sooner or later.” —Robert A. Heinlein

“Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.” —Piet Mondrian

“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.” —Patricia Cole

abstract sayings - “Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.” —Alan Soffer

“Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.” —Alan Soffer

“The power to love what is purely abstract is given to few.” —Unknown

“Even abstract shapes must have a likeness.” —Willem de Kooning

“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.” —Patricia Cole-Ferullo

“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.” —Joseph Albers

“For an abstract artist the figure is merely a crutch.” —C.C. Tazio Childress

“It looked like lively abstract art. Symbols in search of context.” —Unknown

“All paintings are abstract ideas, not representations of a true reality.” —Mike Svob

“I guess my experience with some stuff is kind of abstract.” —Joaquin Phoenix

“The abstract nature of reality is the source of beauty.” —William DeRaymond

“The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.” —Paul Klee

art quotes - “Abstraction is the way to the heart – it is not the heart itself.” —John Piper

“Abstraction is the way to the heart – it is not the heart itself.” —John Piper

“Whatever is most abstract may perhaps be the summit of reality.” —Unknown

abstract sayings - “Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.” —Rudolf Flesch

“Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.” —Rudolf Flesch

“Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction.” —Paul Gauguin

“If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I consider it the lesser chaos.” —Robert Brault

“How many people become abstract as a way of appearing profound!” —Joseph Joubert

“It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.” —Unknown

Abstract Quotes - “Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.”

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” —Unknown

“Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.” —Jim Hodges

“It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.” —Gerard Way

“The more abstract is form, the more clear and direct its appeal.” —Wassily Kandinsky

“The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.” —Paul Klee

“Detailed descriptions, abstract ambitions, relevant observations, your’s and mine.” —Unknown

ABSTRACT QUOTES AND SAYINGS

“Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.” —Debasish Mridha

“I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.” —Jean Helion

art quotes - “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.” —Josef Albers

“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.” —Josef Albers

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” —Pablo Picasso

“Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the eyes.” —Robert Brault

“I get satisfaction out of seeing stuff that makes real change in the real world. We need a lot more of that and a lot less abstract stuff.” —Unknown

“Whoever thought the immediate alternates with the immediate action is not an abstract painter.” —Pierre Alechinsky

“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” —Lucian Freud

“We commonly call it abstraction, when now it is really nothing more than extrapolation. And yet it goes on.” —John Gargano

“Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities.” —Tom G. Palmer

“The abstract has no emotional content… the abstract is more powerful the more abstract it is.” —Cecil Balmond

“And while I was not an admirer of people in the specific, I liked them in the abstract. It is only the execution of the idea that disappoints.” —Elizabeth McCracken

“All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.” —Denis Diderot

“I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.” —Jean Helion

“Abstract art has helped us to experience the emotional power inherent in pure form.” —Anton Ehrenzweig

“The abstract artists that I admire were grounded in drawing, composition and design and it shows in their work.” —Jennifer Bellinger

“The test of an abstract picture, for me, is not my first reaction to it, but how long I can stand it hanging on the wall of a room where I am living.” —Bill Vaughan

abstract sayings - “Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.” —Jerry Saltz

“Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.” —Jerry Saltz

“Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with ‘reality,’ next to the ‘real’ world.” —Wasilly Kandinsky

“One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.” —Unknown

art quotes for kids - “Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” —Paul Cezanne

“Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” —Paul Cezanne

TOP TEN ABSTRACT QUOTES AND SAYINGS

Here you will find top ten abstract sayings and quotes selected by our team.

  1. “Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.” —Rudolf Flesch
  2. “Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.” —Alan Soffer
  3. “Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” —Unknown
  4. “Abstraction is the way to the heart – it is not the heart itself.” —John Piper
  5. “Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” —Paul Cezanne
  6. “All good art is abstract.” —John Newman
  7. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.” —Josef Albers
  8. “The abstract nature of reality is the source of beauty.” —William DeRaymond
  9. “Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.” —Jerry Saltz
  10. “I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.” —Jean Helion

Sudden amnesia showed me the self is a convenient fiction | Psyche Ideas


Seth Godin’s Newsletter I like


Shipping creative work

Of course you can.

If you care enough.

It’s not easy, it might not work and it takes effort, but the opportunity is there.

It helps to do it on purpose and it helps to do it in community. I’m excited about the possibilities for 2021… Here are some things you can do that will make your work more effective:

The Creative’s Workshop is back.

It inspired my bestselling book The Practice, but it adds an entire dimension to the commitment of making and shipping work that matters.

In the Creative’s Workshop you’ll be part of a mutually supportive cohort of people who are ready to do the work. Creative work is thrilling and it makes a change happen. This workshop leads to an extraordinary shift in our expectations and productivity.

The thousands of people who have been part of it report that it’s truly a game-changer in their career and the way they approach their work.

And next week is the Early Decision Deadline for the altMBA’s May 2021 session. More than 5,000 alumni in 70 countries have discovered the difference it can make.

And a sneak preview: The Podcasting Workshop is back for its seventh session, with enrollment beginning January 26th.

These workshops work because the people in them are enrolled in a journey, ready to do the work together. They’re all run by my friends at Akimbo, an independent, mission-driven B corp.

Go make a ruckus.

[I’ll try to do these workshop updates once a month here on the blog. Please share with someone who is ready to make a difference.]

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is First Museum in America Day? The first public museum in America – the Charleston Museum – was established in Charleston, South Carolina, on this day in 1773. The Charleston Museum has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since. Their collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and events are designed to inspire curiosity and conversation.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from ‘hurry sickness.’ Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains, and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure.”

— Wayne Dyer

To be a responsible citizen today, it is not enough to be reasonable | Psyche Ideas


AILUROPHILE – W.O.T.D.


Ailurophile
aye-LOO-rə-fayhlPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, early 20th century
Ailurophile
aye-LOO-rə-fayhlPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, early 20th century
Ailurophileaye-LOO-rə-fayhlPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, early 20th century
1A cat lover.
 
Examples of Ailurophile in a sentence “She must be an ailurophile after fostering cats for 15 years.” “Even though I only have dogs, I’m an ailurophile at heart.”

Organisms are not passive recipients of evolutionary forces | Aeon Essays


Did you know..


Did you know…

… that today is Thriller Best-Seller Day? Michael Jackson’s Thriller became the all-time best-selling LP on this day in 1984. With ten million copies sold, it surpassed the previous bestseller, the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever. Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one on the Billboard album chart and produced seven top-10 singles, ahead of Fleetwood Mac, Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen, who have each taken four top-10 singles off one LP. To date, Thriller is estimated to have sold 65 million copies worldwide.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.”

— E. L. Simpson

National Youth Day – 12 January


National Youth Day – 12 January  

Youth Day

This day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. 

Content marketing ideas 

Listicle idea: X Online platforms to upskill yourself  

Infographic idea: What’s the difference between Gen X, Y, and Z?  

Video idea: 30 under 30: Here are some young changemakers you should know about  

Podcast idea: How can you teach your child to start saving from a young age?  

Army Day – 15 January  

Badinage = W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Badinagebad-in-AHJPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid 17th century
1Humorous or witty conversation.
 
Examples of Badinage in a sentence “After a badinage, it’s nice to sit beside each other in quiet contentment.” “Fred’s badinage always kept his friends laughing.”

Best Quotes of the Week


Sigmund Freud“If youth knew; if age could.”

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Henry Ward Beecher“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

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Joseph Addison“There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.”

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Charles Kettering“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”

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Bennett Cerf“The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/302cr2W January 09, 2021 at 11:57AM
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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”

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Quarrying massive blocks of marble takes huge machines – and precise gestures | Aeon Videos


Wisdom


Being sane or insane is relative.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? (Albert Einstein)
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Don’t wait for the perfect moment to strike, strike in the current moment and make it perfect.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. (William Butler Yeats)

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
SkeuomorphSKYOO-oh-morfPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, late 19th century
1An object or feature which imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material.2(Computing) An element of a graphical user interface which mimics a physical object.
 
Examples of Skeuomorph in a sentence “The museum had several skueomorphs of original indigenous weaponry.” “I love a pen and paper but the notepad skeuomorph on my phone is handier.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Record Setting Grammy Nods for a Female Day? On this day in 1984, Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry (1967) to be nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Lauper went one better for copping the award for Worst Hair Coloring by a Woman on the Planet. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” ya know… fer sure. Major congrats, Cyndi!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going. So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall.”

— Cyndi Lauper

Metaphors grow the mind and feed the soul. Don’t lose them | Aeon Essays


Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Where’s the Beef Day? On this day in 1984, “WHERE’S THE BEEF?” Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers in the famous and successful commercial campaign for Wendy’s fast-food chain. Dave Thomas spent $8 million on the ads that promoted hamburger sales plus T-shirts, baseball caps, records, greeting cards and countless other items bearing the picture of the elderly cult star. Enjoy a burger today – whether beef or veggie!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Remember, there are no real failures in life, only results. There are no true tragedies, only lessons. And there really are no problems, only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions by the person of wisdom.”

— Robin Sharma

Call them Slogans. Call them Motivation


Eternal pursuit.
Imagine this.
Bringing solutions.
Everybody needs a break.
Enjoy.
Be the leader.
Comfort of your home.
Beauty of simplicity.
Thinking ahead.
We are one.

41 Quotes On Achievement Of Goals – Motivate Amaze Be GREAT: The Motivation and Inspiration for Self-Improvement you need!


abstract quotes


abstract quotes

Abstract art has helped us to experience the emotional power inherent in pure form.

Anton Ehrenzweig

To abstract is to draw out the essence of a matter. To abstract in art is to separate certain fundamentals from irrelevant material which surrounds them.

Ben Shahn

The abstract has no emotional content the abstract is more powerful the more abstract it is

Cecil Balmond

Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.

Debasish Mridha

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.

Denis Diderot

Abstract pictures are fictive models, because they make visible a reality that we can neither see nor describe, but whose existence we can postulate.

Gerhard Richter

It abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed after a while you may like it or you may not.

Jackson Pollock

It takes abstract thinking to see how greed can lead to prosperity, but it takes wishful thinking to claim that violence can lead to charity.

Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski

Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.

Jim Hodges

The abstract way we think is really grounded in the concrete, bodily world much more than we thought.

John Bargh

Abstract words are ancient coins whose concrete images in the give and take of talk have worn away with use.

Julian Jaynes

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.

Lucian Freud

Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.

Mahatma Gandhi

All paintings are abstract ideas, not representations of a true reality.

Mike Svob

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

Pablo Picasso

You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.

Patricia Cole

The only object of theoretical physics is to calculate results that can be compared with experiment… it is quite unnecessary that any satisfactory description of the whole course of the phenomena should be given.

Paul Dirac

Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.

Piet Mondrian

Abstract literally means to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract a realistic or nonobjective approach makes no difference. The result is what counts.

Richard Diebenkorn

Abstract knowledge is always useful, sooner or later.

Robert A. Heinlein

An abstract title suggests another value to the subject, perhaps an artistic quality that sets the viewers’ sensitivities into action.

Robert Genn

Abstract art is uniquely modern. It is a fundamentally romantic response to modern life – rebellious, individualistic, unconventional, sensitive, irritable.

Robert Motherwell

The abstract, unreal freedom of the liberal intellect was really nothing more than childish disobedience, amplified into anarchy.

Roger Scruton

Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.

Rudolf Flesch

In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work.

Sol Lewitt

In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.

Theodor Adorno

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.

Theodor Adorno

Even abstract shapes must have a likeness.

Willem de Kooning

Wisdom



No matter who you meet make sure they’re happier once they leave.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. (Mother Teresa)
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The more you know the more there is to enjoy.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. (Ralph W. Sockman)

Wisdom Quotes


The more you know the more there is to enjoy.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. (Ralph W. Sockman)
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The wise can gain more from a simple question than the simple can learn from a wise answer.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. (Bruce Lee)

World Hindi Day -10 January


World Hindi Day – 10 January  

World Hindi Day Content Marketing Ideas

Content marketing ideas 

Listicle idea: X Hindi poets whose works you must read  

Infographic idea: What are the most widely spoken languages in the world?  

Video idea: What is the modern Hindi script based on? 

Podcast idea: How have Hindi serials evolved with streaming platforms?  

Coming up…

National Youth Day – 12 January  

BEST QUOTES OF THE WEEK


Pauline Phillips“The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/39tpkrg December 28, 2020 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/pauline-phillips-quotesStephen Jay Gould“We pass through this world but once.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2SzyRH9 December 29, 2020 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/stephen-jay-gould-quotesJean Paul“Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2tW0aB4 December 30, 2020 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jean-paul-quotesBenjamin Franklin“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2oZmyrq December 31, 2020 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/benjamin-franklin-quotesHenry Moore“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2qJlqc2 January 01, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/henry-moore-quotesXenophon“The sweetest of all sounds is praise.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/35gXgnm January 02, 2021 at 12:57PM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/xenophon-quotesE. M. Forster“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

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Wisdom Quotes



Wisdom is the sum of all you learned in school and haven’t forgotten to this day.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. (Albert Einstein)
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There’s no greater risk that the one that comes from trying something without knowing what you’re doing.
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. (Warren Buffett)