the signified

” In part, intellectual influence has become the domain of nonfiction. People want first person “true” narratives of war or politics or adventure. And many fiction writers, like many Americans, feel politics is a degrading form of engagement. The irony is that we celebrate reality over fiction at a time when truth has never been more manipulated.”
Amy Rowland, Norman and Me, The Smart Set

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Symmetry.

This is really interesting, he presents two quotes I love and an idea I find really interesting. I’m surprised how much I understand mathematical theory, but still can’t solve simple math problems.
The two quotes are ;
The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures without which it means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.

– Galileo

In everything…uniformity is undesirable. Leaving something incomplete makes it interesting, and gives one the feeling that there is room for growth… Even when building the Imperial Palace, they always leave one place unfinished.

– Japanese Essays In idleness. 14th century