When the process is the real goal

January 31, 2016


“But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess player [an Abalone player], is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.”

(Notes from Underground [Записки из подполья], 1864)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer (1821-1881)


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Try, and try, and try again

January 17, 2016


Madonna at Dallas Boesendahl party for Amadeus at Limelight (September 12, 1984)


“If I lose I don’t feel paralyzed
It’s not the game it’s how you play
And if I fall I get up again now
I get up again, over and over.”

(Over And Over, track 4 from the album Like A Virgin, 1984)

Madonna, American singer (1958-)


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