Point Of View Quotes

Literally none of the songs on the Calpurnia EP were drawn from personal experience at all. I feel like now I really draw from personal experience and try to write how I feel. I didn’t really know how to do that at that point. I think I was too young to figure it out.

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.

Three quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view.

There is – in our day, a powerful antidote to nonsense, which hardly existed in earlier times – I mean science. Science cannot be ignored or rejected, because it is bound up with modern technique; it is essential alike to prosperity in peace and to victory in war. That is, perhaps from an intellectual point […]

There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, evidence of what they would have done, they are […]

In Spain, Dos Passos found bombs horrifying, bloodshed gruesome, anarchists hounded by a Stalinist Camarilla, the People’s Front conceding to Anglo-French Imperialism and suppressing socialism. He consequently criticized the Stalinists to his companion. (Ernest Hemingway) Hemingway found bombs intriguing, bloodshed exciting, anarchists “treasonable,” the People’s Front noble, socialism nonsense. He consequently denounced his companion (John […]

I have not written this book to draw any moral about the past. Nor do I claim that it is “the” truth about the events and persons discussed. Others may have experienced them differently. Although not everything can be seen from any one perspective, what is seen from that perspective is no less true. Some […]

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, Never make a pretty woman your wife, From my personal point of view, Get an ugly girl to marry you. A pretty woman makes her husband look small, And very often causes his downfall. As soon as he marries her then she starts to […]

Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view.

The importance of ‘nonsense’ can hardly be overstated. The more clearly we experience something as nonsense, the more clearly we are experiencing the boundaries of our own self-imposed cognitive structures. Nonsense is that which does not fit into the pre-arranged patterns we have superimposed on reality. Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet […]