Category Archives: Quotes

Planners & Discoverers

The other day I read a very interesting paper by Daniel Chandler, “The Phenomenology of Writing by Hand”. There, he
divides writers into two groups: Planners, who tend to think of writing primarily as a means of recording or communicating ideas, … Continue reading

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Don’t Despair Over Your Teenager

My daughter just left after four truly wonderful days together here in my Alpine paradise. We hiked, discussed, laughed, cooked, read, listened to music, watched movies and laughed again, enjoying every single second spent together. It was not always like … Continue reading

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One Arrow – Or Two?

After a long time I returned to The City to meet with dear old friends again. It’s always hard to leave The Mountains, but once back in Basel (in this case) I so much enjoyed spending time with these wonderful … Continue reading

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Nature and Art

“The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract; while a world at peace produces realistic art” Paul Klee, 1951 Since my friend S, one of the artists around me, quoted Klee, I’ve been thinking about the kind … Continue reading

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One Song per Week

The only thing better than singing is more singing. Ella Fitzgerald There’s a German saying: “Wo Menschen singen lass dich nieder, böse Menschen haben keine Lieder” – “Where people sing, settle down – wicked folk have no songs”. Let’s drop … Continue reading

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Time is Life

“Time is money” is a very well-known quote by Benjamin Franklin. I guess it’s out of its context, and therefore misunderstood as the urge to produce as much as possible in as little as possible time. I don’t even think … Continue reading

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