Friday, January 02, 2009

An Office Just Isn't An Office Without Art

As I was browsing art on Etsy today looking for that perfect something to hang on the big, blank wall in my new office (I have moved out of cube land! Or, rather across the hall, but hey, it has a door and I control the AC!).

It was while I was trying to find something that struck the perfect balance of pretty but not frilly, artistic but not "out there", generally appealing without being boring...that I was reminded of some quotes by Bertrand Russell that I had found over the summer. At the time I was struck that they would be *perfect* to hang up in my office.

Given my lack of luck finding something pre-existing, I may try to find someone to make these into paintings for me. Or maybe, if I feel *really* inspired I will tackle them myself.

"Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise."

"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."

"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."

"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."


  1. Don't forget my fave from a college prof of mine:
    "Engineering is the judicious manipulation of mid-range values."


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