If Ideas Had Shapes

A quoteblog ranging from philosophers in bathrobes to galaxy-rises

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Neil Gaiman

I think most things are pretty magical, and that it’s less a matter of belief than it is of just stopping to notice.

from a “Q&A About Coraline”

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Neil Gaiman – Coraline (2002)

Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she had met made any sense. She sometimes wondered who they thought they were talking to.

Douglas Hofstadter – Gödel, Escher, Bach (1979)

Numbers as realities misbehave. However, there is an ancient and innate sense in people that numbers ought not to misbehave. …there ought to be a way of talking about numbers without always having the silliness of reality come in and intrude.