Look for decisions you wouldn't have made. Whenever you stumble across a design you really like, ask yourself:

"Did the designer do anything here that I never would have thought to do?"

-- Refactoring UI By Adam Wathan And Steve Schoger


Love is wanting the other persons well-being more than yours.
-- Salman Rushdie at Bill Maher Sept. 27th 2019


Es ist schon alles gesagt, nur noch nicht von allen. -- Karl Valentin


“Parsons was Winston’s fellow employee at the Ministry of Truth. He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms--one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended.”

― George Orwell


“After all that men have done to every defenseless thing on this planet, it is time that every piece of art a man creates should say only this: ‘We are much too horrible for this nice place. We give up. We quit. The end!’” Happy Birthday Kurt Vonnegut!!


Thou seest how much cruelty among Christians is acted under the colour of Religion; as if we could not be Christians, unless we crucify one another.

-- King Charles I, Eikon Basilike


No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
-- H.L. Mencken


bildung ist die fähigkeit dinge aus einer anderen perspektive zu sehen


Man’s brain lives in the 20th century; the heart of most men lives still in the Stone Age. The majority of men have not yet acquired the maturity to be independent, to be rational, to be objective. They need myths and idols to endure the fact that man is all by himself that there is no authority which gives meaning to life except man himself. Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine, well fed, and well clothed, yet not a free man but an automaton.

-- Erich Fromm