Joseph Racca on culture

“Culture” works exactly like water: in an ice tray, produces an ice cube; in a hot pan evaporates into steam and gas; and in a ziploc bag, moves to the shape of the bag.  Water is ever changing, may be clouded at times, and pure and clear at others, but never is water wrong.

Rainer Maria Milke

Try to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.

Robert A. Heinlein

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.