Influences

“When a group of people get together and decide to do something, strange and mysterious things can happen. I think the ancient part of our knowing knows this: that we were designed to live in tribes, that that is where we began, as hunter gatherers; men and women of equal autonomy and power, both sourcing food from the wilderness, sharing with each other because that was the most expedient way to survive. The thing that separates us from other forms of life is not our ability to make tools or our big brains which came later. The thing that separated early human beings was the ability and desire to cooperate and communicate, the need that we have to move one another and be moved. To connect. Hold on to your tribe. Dream impossible things, and then go forward and do them, because you absolutely can, together.”
- Brit Marling

 

 

 

 

"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten."
- Neil Gaiman

 

"Oh why do we not say the important things, it would be so easy, and we are damned because we do not."
- Bertolt Brecht

 

"My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankind; and in this respect at least the function of a play is to reveal him to himself so that he may touch others by virtue of the revelation of his mutuality with them. If only for this reason I regard the theater as a serious business, one that makes or should make man more human, which is to say, less alone."
- Arthur Miller
"For a long time I think there has been this unfortunate sense that you’ve got the science geeks over here and you’ve got the cool art kids over here and that sort of extends further on into life where there’s a sense that these two worlds are somehow separate. And the fact of the matter is we’re all in it for the same reason. We’re all just trying to figure out the deep truths of reality. We’re all thrust onto this weird planet going around this star and we’re all given a little bit of time. And we don’t know what to do with our time. What’s important? Why are we here, right? I mean it sounds woo, woo, but I’m talking about really when you think about your life, what matters? And at the end of the day scientists do what they do because they’re searching for the deep law, the deep understanding of how we got here and where we may be going. And artists, the ones that I’ve had interactions with, they’re also looking for the truth. Some kind of insight into why we’re here and what it’s all about. And what’s amazingly potent is when these two communities come together and allow the underlying insights of science to inform the poetry of art, then there’s some wonderful things that can emerge. Because at the end of the day these disciplines are not separate. These disciplines are all part of humankind’s search for understanding."
- Brian Greene

 

 

 

 

 

“I don’t know what a business is. All a company is is a bunch of people together to create a product or service. There’s no such thing as a business, just pursuit of a goal—a group of people pursuing a goal.”
- Elon Musk