Susan Sontag : Thoughts and feelings

Susan Sontag

One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feelings… which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking and feeling, fantasy and judgment. We have more or less the same bodies, but very different kinds of thoughts. I believe that we think much more with the instruments provided by our culture than we do with our bodies, and hence the much greater diversity of thought in the world. Thinking is a form of feeling; feeling is a form of thinking.

~ Susan Sontag ~

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Dolly Parton: Put up with the rain

Dolly Parton at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

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“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~Dolly Parton, quoted in “Happily Ever After”

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John Bogle: Consequences

Bogle on the cover of Common Sense on Mutual Funds

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“Investing isn’t just about probabilities. It’s about consequences, and you’ve got to be prepared for them.” John Bogle

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Warren Buffett: Pickpocket of enterprise

“One of the ironies of the stock market is the emphasis on activity. Brokers, using terms such as ‘marketability’ and ‘liquidity‘ sing the praises of companies with high share turnover… but investors should understand that what is good for the croupier is not good for the customer. A hyperactive stock market is the pick pocket of enterprise.”

—Warren Buffett.

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