„Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.“
„But if we hide ourselves away, afraid to grow and learn, we might wake up in the flames of the ignorance that burns and we’ll never be much more than only casualties of war in a struggle we can’t win if we have no faith to begin. We’ve got to tip the lid and let some sunlight in.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
"The People of The Boxes"
The Prophet's Hands (2003)
„Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose.“
— Abraham Maslow American psychologist 1908 - 1970
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1971).
1970s and later
„Although we all make mistakes in life, the problems occur when we try to hide our mistakes, to cover them up rather than to learn from them and allow other people to learn from them.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Origine: Think Big (1996), p. 175
„Growth is an endlessly iterative process. When we learn something new, we don’t go from “wrong” to “right.” Rather, we go from wrong to slightly less wrong. And when we learn something additional, we go from slightly less wrong to slightly less wrong than that, and then to even less wrong than that, and so on. We are always in the process of approaching truth and perfection without actually ever reaching truth and perfection.
We shouldn’t seek to find the ultimate “right” answer for ourselves, but rather, we should seek to chip away at the ways that we’re wrong today so that we can be a little less wrong tomorrow.“
— Mark Manson American writer and blogger 1984
Origine: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016), Chapter 6, “You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I)” (p. 117)
„In art, never try to find out anything, or try to learn anything until the not knowing it has come to be a nuisance to you for some time. Then you will remember it, but not otherwise. Let knowledge importune you before you will hear it. Our schools and universities go on the precisely opposite system.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VII - On the Making of Music, Pictures, and Books
— Брайан Уайт American country music artist 1974
— Dan Brown American author 1964
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Origine: The Prayer Of The Frog, Vol. 1
„There we will, I pray, remain and learn and grow until the time when we will rise together to the ultimate heights, changing in appearance but never in devotion, sharing the transcendent glory of our love through all eternity.“
— Richard Matheson, libro What Dreams May Come
Origine: What Dreams May Come
„I guess the one thing I really learned from participating in sports was to just never say "no", never stop trying, and to always believe that you can do better than the next fellow.“
— Bruce Bennett actor 1906 - 2007
As quoted in an interview with Marc Blau (2004) http://www.celebratestadium.com/blogz/2006/04/stadium-olympics-hollywood.html
Contesto: I guess the one thing I really learned from participating in sports was to just never say "no", never stop trying, and to always believe that you can do better than the next fellow. I tried to follow this throughout my life, but I always tried to be respectful about it.
— Jack Levine American artist 1915 - 2010
Selden Rodman, Conversations With Artists, 1956.
— Philip Pullman English author 1946
Interview at Achuka Children's Books
Contesto: I'm trying to write a book about what it means to be human, to grow up, to suffer and learn. My quarrel with much (not all) fantasy is it has this marvellous toolbox and does nothing with it except construct shoot-em-up games. Why shouldn't a work of fantasy be as truthful and profound about becoming an adult human being as the work of George Eliot or Jane Austen? Well, there are a few fantasies that are. One of them is Paradise Lost.
„We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters triumphs challenges impossible odds, testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and LOVE!“
— Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936
The Bridge Across Forever (1984)
Origine: The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
„A defeat at any stage, whether in the first round or in the final of a major tournament, is always disappointing. But as sportsmen, we learn to pick ourselves up to bounce back and move on for the next challenge.“
— Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986
In Zee News: "Winning Grand Slams is Sania's motivation after London Games"