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I’m very much afraid I didn’t mean anything but nonsense! Still, you know, words mean more than we mean to express when we use them: so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than a writer meant.
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If you want to immobilize a person, ask him to speak more on a subject. The more he speaks, the less immediate his need to act will be.
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
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Brothers, love is a teacher, but one must know how to acquire it, for it is difficult to acquire, it is dearly bought, by long work over a long time, for one ought to love not for a chance moment but for all time.
There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.
William S. Burroughs, The Place of Dead Roads (via room42)
If you mind your own business, then you won’t be mindin’ mine ~ Hank Williams
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Storms, because sensuality is a storm, more than a storm! Beauty is a fearful and terrible thing! Fearful because it’s undefinable, and it cannot be defined, because here God gave us only riddles.
Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.
Water is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. What if someone says, ‘Well, that’s not how I choose to think about water.’? All we can do is appeal to scientific values. And if he doesn’t share those values, the conversation is over. If someone doesn’t value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?
I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.
A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. I believe in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, which states that:
‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.’
If access to the Internet was blocked when I moved to Ghana in 2007, there [wouldn’t have been] news about innovations, entrepreneurship and others coming from Africa and Ghana. Keeping the Internet free and open means more jobs opportunities are shared through social networks and forums, the spirit of innovation and creativity is encouraged.
…[My] interest in technology came about as a result of the Arab Spring which was fueled by social media. If I was in Egypt at the time of the revolution, I would definitely be a part of the generation that overthrew a government via social media. I wasn’t in Egypt, but I monitored events via social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube and Twitter) from trusted Egyptian activists.
Social media is playing a key role in every aspect of our lives, moving beyond just networking. Social media is also changing the way traditional news sources distribute their information. It enables every Internet user to freely access, produce, and share information with networks across borders. It makes power disseminate into society with ease.”
“The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S. and international government leaders, and members of civil society and the private sector engaged in technology and human rights.
A key goal of the program is to share experiences and lessons learned on the importance of a free Internet to the promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly as fundamental human rights.”
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