Functional Quotes

“If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illite...

“If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.” - Jim Mattis, “Call Sign Chaos”
📅︎ Sep 19
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"...I realized that what Americans called a 'dysfunctional...

"...I realized that what Americans called a 'dysfunctional family' is what we in England call 'a family,' having never encountered any of these functional ones." -Neil Gaiman, 2015
📅︎ Mar 25
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It is intriguing to consider that disorders such as depression, OCD and addiction could be functio...

It is intriguing to consider that disorders such as depression, OCD and addiction could be functional in some sense, perhaps working to resist a more catastrophic collapse to primary consciousness—onset of a psychotic episode, for example—by reinforcing stable patterns of activity.—RL Carhart-Harris
📅︎ Jun 24
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"People rush around, so preoccupied with cell phones and text...

"People rush around, so preoccupied with cell phones and text messaging that they themselves are functionally deaf and blind, oblivious of their environment." -- Oliver Sacks *The Mind's Eye*
📅︎ Jul 12
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