...nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't.
the fifth of november
the day where guys in fedoras and masks
think they understand anarchy
because they’ve watched a movie
Mathematics is the music of reason. To do mathematics is to engage in an act of discovery and conjecture, intuition and inspiration; to be in a state of confusion— not because it makes no sense to you, but because you gave it sense and you still don’t understand what your creation is up to; to have a breakthrough idea; to be frustrated as an artist; to be awed and overwhelmed by an almost painful beauty; to be alive, damn it. Remove this from mathematics and you can have all the conferences you like; it won’t matter. Operate all you want, doctors: your patient is already dead.
"What we have now is all the Fundamentalist Christians who read the Bible and skip right from the Golden calf to the book of Revelations and then the left behind books. And they kind of leave out the fact that Jesus was pretty much the most extremely liberal guy ever in history or literature. You look at the character of Jesus, and he scares the hell out the conservatives even today. If Jesus came back today, you wouldn’t be able to hear him talk over Christians calling him a socialist. He was a peaceful, radical, non-violent revolutionary, hung out with lepers and crooks, never spoke English, wasn’t an American citizen, anti-wealth, anti-death penalty, anti-public prayer… never anti-gay, never anti-abortion, never anti-premarital sex, long-haired, brown-skinned — that’s in Revelation, Kirk Cameron — brown-skinned, homeless, Middle Eastern Jew.” John Fugelsang