Ezra Vasquez

The personal blog of an applied linguist, writer, & educator

Category: Quotes

  • Georg Simmel on Adjacency Pairs

    Georg Simmel on Adjacency Pairs

    “Greeting somebody in the street proves no esteem whatever, but failure to do so conclusively proves the opposite.” — Georg Simmel 1858-1918: A Collection of Essays, with Translations and a Bibliography, ed. K.H. Wolff. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

  • As Good a Description of Twitter as You Will Find

    As Good a Description of Twitter as You Will Find

    I’ve long said [Twitter] started out as a water-cooler, then it became a stage where we were all performing, and then one day it was a fight club. And you had to fight. What To Do About Twitter? – Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds

  • Heinlein on Education

    Heinlein on Education

    “One can lead a child to knowledge but one cannot make him think.” Heinlein, Robert A.. Starship Troopers (p. 27). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

  • Hemingway on Paris

    Hemingway on Paris

    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway | Goodreads

  • On knowing …

    On knowing …

    “. . . the implicitly acquired epistemic contents of mind are always richer and more sophisticated than what can be explicated.” Reber, A. S. (1989). Implicit learning and tacit knowledge. Journal of experimental psychology: General, 118(3), 219.

  • O’Keeffe on happiness

    O’Keeffe on happiness

    “I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary — you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe