26 July, 2010

Three quotes…

"... all things appear as they do only by virtue of the delicate individual physical and mental media through which we are made conscious of them..."
    H.P. Lovecraft - (1922) The Tomb

"If the form of information is difficult to assimilate, that affects our judgments about the substance of that information."
    Leonard Mlodinow - Subliminal: How your unconscious rules your behavior

"Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."
    Samuel Johnson - (1709 - 1784)

(this last one is admittedly a bit cynical - but there are some people...)