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Don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy.

Paul Graham (via Ben Brooks) (0)

Simplicity is a powerful thing, if you can find it.

Matt Gemmell (via Ben Brooks) (0)

Reporter: “What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?”

Sendak: “I would tell them to go to hell. That’s a question I will not tolerate.”

Reporter: “Because kids can handle it?”

Sendak: “If they can’t handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it’s not a question that can be answered.”

Barnebokforfatter Maurice Sendac (best kjent for den fantastiske Where the Wild Things Are) (via Frank Chimero) (0)

The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with, you stop suddenly in the middle of the conversation and look at the person closely and say, “What’s wrong?” You say it in a concerned way. He’ll say, “What do you mean?” You say, “Something’s wrong. I can tell. What is it?” And he’ll look stunned and say, “How did you know?” He doesn’t realize something’s always wrong, with everybody.

David Foster Wallace, The Pale King (via A. King in Society) (0)

Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology, married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.

Steve Jobs (via Portfolio) (0)

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules, but by people following the rules.

Banksy (via A. King in Society) (0)

Q: What do you think is one of the easiest things a guy can do to improve his look?
A: Like himself more.

Fra et intervju med kvinnen bak Nerd Boyfriend, en fashion blog hvor Therese henter en del inspirasjon til min garderobe. (via lonelysandwich) (0)

In CASINO ROYALE, James Bond is the Bond girl. Look at the way they even show him emerging from the ocean like Ursula Andress. Sexual torture, too, if less creepy-glam than being stripped and painted gold. Vesper Lynd is Bond: never not in control, never without a plan, seducing to further her goals. She has to die so Bond can become her.

Warren Ellis. Han har faktisk et poeng. (via Jason Kottke) (0)

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. … It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

Muhammad Ali (via Portfolio) (0)

For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Helt vanvittig. (via (1)

You don’t rock all the time. No one does. No one is a rock star, superstar, world-changing artist all the time. In fact, it’s a self-defeating goal. You can’t do it.

No, but you might rock five minutes a day.

Five minutes to write a blog post that changes everything, or five minutes to deliver an act of generosity that changes someone. Five minutes to invent a great new feature, or five minutes to teach a groundbreaking skill in a way that no one ever thought of before. Five minutes to tell the truth (or hear the truth).

Seth Godin (1)

Kanskje du skal sende en mail til Ordforrådet om dette?

Hanne G. Undheim, under en diskusjon om den korrekte bøyingen av et ord. (0)

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

Jessica Hische, designer (via Shaun Inman) (2)

Fwd: Fornorske ordet Â«psykisk»

Den 21. des. 2009 kl. 13.43 skrev Asbjørn Bakke <asbjorn.bakke@*****.com>:

I <3 Språkrådet. :D

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From: Sporsmal
Date: 2009/12/21
Subject: RE: Fornorske ordet «psykisk»
To: asbjorn.bakke@*****.com
Cc: Marit Hovdenak


Årsaken til at p er med, finner vi i det greske utgangspunktet ψυχή, der den første bokstaven representerer ps-uttale. Denne uttalen er umulig på norsk (og mange andre språk), og derfor får vi nødvendigvis s-uttale. Vi har også noen andre lånord fra gresk der vi skriver ps-, som i «pseudonym» og «psoriasis». Derimot er p-en borte i det gamle lånordet «salme».

Det vil neppe bli gjort noe enkeltvedtak for ordet «psykisk»; ei endring vil eventuelt måtte komme sammen med endringer i andre «ps-ord». Vi merker oss likevel ønsket ditt.

Vennlig hilsen
Daniel G. Ims

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Fra: []
Sendt: 15. desember 2009 19:01
Til: Sporsmal
Emne: Spør Språkrådet

Subject: Fornorske ordet psykisk
Navn: Asbjørn Bakke
Email: asbjorn.bakke@*****.com
Sporsmaal: Hvorfor skrives egentlig ordet «psykisk» med p? Er det ikke på tide å tillate sykisk?

Mvh Asbjørn

Brit-Silje: «Er det ikke mye kjekkere å spille på ordentlig?»
EirikE: «Jo! Men det er jo utrolig slitsomt.»

Om FIFA-spilling på Xbox / PS3 (3)

La oss lære å kjenne Herren, la oss jage etter å kjenne ham!

Han kommer like visst som lyset om morgenen. Han kommer til oss som regnet, lik vårregn som væter jorden.

Hosea (1)

You came here because we do this better than you, and part of that is letting our creatives be unproductive until they are.

Don Draper, Mad Men (0)

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

— Mark Twain (via) (0)

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

— Elbert Hubbard (via) (0)