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Quotes - August 2015

Alexei Muravsky

We were willing to die for an ideal and we would die for it again, but we prefer living for it, working for it, safeguarding it.
— Jan Masaryk

It’s interesting, when you are talking about subjects that often are considered on the forefront, vanguard, or cutting edge of cultural thinking; it’s difficult for people to think that I may have grown up in a very traditional background.
— Esther Perel, Sex & Infidelity on London Real

If you were able to survive 4-5 years in a concentration camp, you’re an entrepreneur.
— Esther Perel, Sex & Infidelity on London Real

The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent.
— Fundamentals of Chess 1883, via Revolver (2005)

First rule of business, protect your investment.
— Etiquette of the Banker 1775, via Revolver (2005)

The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look.
— Julius Caesar 75 BC, via Revolver (2005)

There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy.
— Niccolo Machiavelli 1502, via Revolver (2005)

The only real enemy to have ever existed, is an eternal one.
— The Road to Suicide, pg 1, line 1, via Revolver (2005)

Your friends are close, but your enemy is closer.
— The Road to Suicide, pg 1, line 2, via Revolver (2005)

 
 
 
Words, plot lines, and stories depicting comedies and tragedies can activate pleasurable sensations by triggering a host of evolved mechanisms. It is probably no coincidence that the most successful novels and movies, such as Avatar, Titanic, and Gone with the Wind, contain patterns of intrasexual competition, mate choice, romance, and life-threatening hostile forces of nature. As Pinker noter, “When we are absorbed in a book or movie, we get to see breathtaking landscapes, hobnob with important people, fall in love with ravishing men and women, protect loved ones, attain impossible goals, and defeat wicked enemies” (1997, p. 539). One analysis of thirty-six common plot lines showed most were defined by one of four themes: love, sex, personal threat, or threat to the protaganist’s kin (Carroll, 2005). The patterns of culture that we create and consume, although not adaptions in themselves, reveal evolutionary psychology.
— Dr. David Buss, Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind 4th Edition

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