Søren Says

The person who is deceived by the world can still hope that he will not be disappointed some other time under other circumstances, but the person who deceives himself is continually deceived even if he flees to the farthest limits of the world, because he cannot escape himself.
~ Patience in Expectancy


  1. “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”

    – Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Planck, from a speech he delivered in Florence, Italy in 1944, entitled “Das Wesen der Materie” (The Character of Matter)

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    Holy Cow! That’s awesome. We may have to start up a “Max Facts” or something.

    Thanks for visiting, RB.

  3. Farmers in Morocco can earn 40 times more money by growing marijuana instead of avocados or tomatoes. Meanwhile, my friend René brings in ten times the salary she used to make as a secretary by working as a stripper at a nightclub. That means she can devote less time to earning a living and has more time to do what she loves, which is playing music. I expect that you’ve received or will soon receive a comparable opportunity or temptation, Quin. I’m not sure what the morally correct action will be. But I do urge you to try to put your long-term interests above your short-term interests.

  4. Quin Finnegan says

    Yikes! Does that mean I should start growing marijuana? Or – ahem – dancing with a pole? What’s equivalent to that?!?

    “Opportunity” means “Crisis” in Chinese, or something like that. I’m already getting anxious. Might need to pop another propanolol…

    Thanks again, RB.

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