I love a good quote. If you have ever purchased a Surly necklace from me through the mail you know that I like to include a strip of paper nestled in the bottom of the box with a quote about art, science or skepticism. A large part of my Surly-Ramics art project has to do with communication and how the art interacts with the owner and the viewer. I like to think of the quotes I send as another way to inspire the people I come in contact with to learn or to start a conversation or to have a good laugh. I keep hundreds of quotes separated into topics in bags and I hand pick one out to send with each order.
I want more quotes. So I have actively started collecting new ones. I am now even writing down cool things I hear people say when I am out and about.
Here is a quote I heard last weekend at SkeptiCAL:
“Skepticism is a perspective that does not accept or reject claims at face value, but withholds judgment until specific evidence is available.” ~ Eugenie Scott
Here is one of my all-time favorite quotes:
â€œI’ve never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso.â€ ~ Diego Rivera
And something Surly Johnny said that made me laugh:
â€œI’m so lowbrow, they call me moustache.â€
What are some of your favorite quotes and why do you love them? Have you ever said or heard anything quote worthy? Can I quote you on that?
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