Books

Concerning the Spiritual in Art – Wassily Kandinsky
Every man who steeps himself in the spiritual possibilities of his art is a valuable helper in the building of the spiritual pyramid which will some day reach to heaven.
“People with these books in their hands go from wall to wall, turning over pages, reading the names. Then they go away, neither richer nor poorer than when they came, and are absorbed at once in their business, which has nothing to do with art. Why did they come? In each picture is a whole lifetime imprisoned, a whole lifetime of fears, doubts, hopes, and joys.”
“Sienkiewicz, in one of his novels, compares the spiritual life to swimming; for the man who does not strive tirelessly, who does not fight continually against sinking, will mentally and morally go under.”
“That which belongs to the spirit of future can only be realized in feeling, and to this feeling the talent of the artist is the only road.”
《一个人的西部》 — 雪漠

“不要觉得梦想只是生活的佐料,有没有都没关系,不是的。梦想,是人真正的生命力,也是他前进真正的动力。没有梦想,心很快就会衰老;有了梦想,才会有精彩的人生。”

“明天真像你想象的那样,肯定会来临吗?你的梦想,真的应该活在计划之中吗?我们为什么不能在自己还能掌握生命时,就做一些只有活着才能做到的事情呢?比如,好好地爱自己的家人,学一些不学就会留下遗憾的东西,见一些不见就会留下遗憾的人,而更应该做的,或许就是在活着时,改变心灵,自主命运。”

“当你的见地和境界达到一定高度的时候,一遇契机,得道是必然的。之前,你所做的就是,不断地向往并走近它。”

“一旦有了功利心,就很难流出很好的文字。只有修到老祖宗要求的破执境界,才会流出真心,否则,就永远只是在造作地写了。从真心里流出的文字,会有光,否则,就只是些情绪而已。”

“眼睛是用来发现美的,发现美,学习美,然后让自己成长,要是眼睛老是看到别人的毛病而生起烦恼,那还不如瞎了好。”

“如果你发现自己还没有升华,也不用怕,你就升华自己,让自己到达那个层面就对了。因为信心是你自己的,只有你才能决定你相信什么。所以,哪怕心灵暂时缺乏力量,你也要一直向往,一直向上,一直不放弃。只要不放弃,你的心有一天就会强大起来。”

“真正的文学,是一个人内心的东西,是一个人在陶醉时心灵的流露。它是简单的,是质朴的,是赤裸的,就像孩子面对母亲时的微笑,也像慈母给予孩子的拥抱,温暖、纯粹,没有一丝的造作和目的。有了目的,就不是文学了。它就变成了一种工具。变成了工具的文学,是虚伪的,也是死的,你很难在里面尝到真正的诗意。”

“哪怕我们背负着心中的十字架,也要抬头挺胸地向前走。要明白,在这个世界上,能阻止我们这么做的,只有心灵的自私、固执和愚昧。”

“真正有信仰的人,有四个特征:第一,他有清晰的梦想和向往;第二,他能保持自省和警觉,拥有智慧;第三,他必须进行真正意义上的持之以恒的生命实践;第四,用智慧和利众行为照亮世界。”

Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull.

Interaction of Color – Josef Albers.

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith.

A Little Book of Love: Buddhist Wisdom on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World – Moh Hardin.

This is the kind of book that changes my life by talking about being gentle and open. It’s better than any textbooks.

Learn Python the Hard Way – Zed A. Shaw.

The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins.

I’d like to know the connection between the biological sensation of the genes and the corresponding action on reproduction by the sensation. I want to know the nitty-gritty technical details that how the genes sense then make a decision..

波士顿人 – 沈诞琦

What I Have Lived For – Bertrand Rusell.

Hackers and Painters – Paul Graham.

I strongly agree with Paul’s point about open source project – that’s the most efficient way to develop powerful products because there’s no limit of adding features and fixing bugs for the product.

A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Harari.

Learned a lot about culture, policy, economics, etc – most things developed with human evolution. Thank Yuval!

Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline.

Touching story!

硬派健身 – 斌卡

The Shortest History of Europe – John Hirst.

The Ph.D. Grind – Philip J. Guo.

The Lady of the Gamellias – Alexandre Dumas, fils.

How the Steel Was Tempered – Alexander Ostrovsky.

Articles

泽熙。真正的业余科学家 – 与专业科学家合作。银河网。http://wxs.hi2net.com/home/blog_read.asp?id=33&blogid=1316

与心散步。生命的“静”之美。简书。https://www.jianshu.com/p/514945e12c3b

Sam Altman. Productivity. http://blog.samaltman.com

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