Sunday, September 15, 2013

Patternity test

 “If we experience any failures or setbacks, 
we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem. 
Instead we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong 
and discern whether there are any patterns to our mistakes.”

                                                                                              -- Robert Greene, Mastery

Self portrait 9-15-13

“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. 
Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. 
What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher.” 

-- Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor 

“This is the time for every artist in every genre 
to do what he or she does loudly and consistently. 
It doesn't matter to me what your position is. 
You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, 
and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it.”

                                                                                                 -- Toni Morrison