作者:Ted Chiang
出版社:Knopf
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We like the idea that there’s always someone responsible for any given event, because that helps us make sense of the world. We like that so much that sometimes we blame ourselves, just so that there’s someone to blame. But not everything is under our control, or even anyone’s control.
P299 / 2021-01-10 17:27
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If there is one person you can talk to without pretense, it’s your own self.
P291 / 2021-01-10 17:10
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It’s the essential nature of stars that they have so few characteristics; they’re the backdrop against which the Earth stands out, reminding us of how special we are. Choosing to study them has always felt a bit like choosing to taste the plate that food is served on.
2021-01-10 16:14
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“Science is not just the search for the truth,” he said. “It’s the search for purpose.”
2021-01-10 16:13
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Let me always be inquisitive, but never be suspicious.
2021-01-07 16:54
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It seemed to me that a perfect memory couldn’t be a narrative any more than unedited security camera footage could be a feature movie.
P209 / 2021-01-01 16:17
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“Forgive and forget” goes the expression, and for our idealized magnanimous selves, that is all you needed. But for our actual selves, the relationship between those two actions isn’t so straightforward. In most cases, we have to forget a little bit before we can forgive; when we no longer experience the pain as fresh, the insult is easier to forgive, which in turn makes it less memorable, and so on. It’s this psychological feedback loop that makes initially infuriating offenses seem pardonable in the mirror of hindsight.
P198 / 2021-01-01 15:54
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If you want to create the common sense that comes from twenty years of being in the world, you need to devote twenty years to the task. You can’t assemble an equivalent collection of heuristics in less time; experience is algorithmically incompressible.
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心得:
“想要20岁才有的常识,就需要20年成长的经验,就要花20年时间培养。想抄近路,在短时间里把20年经历东拼西凑出来,是不可能的;经历这东西,不能用算法压缩。”
P163 / 2020-12-28 20:10
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What does physical intimacy mean if there aren’t those barriers to overcome.
P149 / 2020-12-28 16:54
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Low expectations are a self fulfilling prophecy.
P115 / 2020-12-28 00:01
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Complex minds can’t develop on their own. If they could, feral children would be like any others. And minds don’t grow as weeds do, flourishing under indifferent attention; otherwise all children in orphanages would thrive. For a mind to even approach its full potential, it needs cultivation by other minds.
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心得:
“心灵成熟变得深邃,不能甩手不管,任它独自成长。要是这样行得通,野孩子就不会是野孩子了。而且,心灵的成长,也不是野草那样,哪怕不栽培,也照样繁茂。否则,那么多孤儿院长大的孩子就都该成材。年幼的心灵,要发挥自身的潜能,就需要来自其他心灵的浇灌和呵护。”
P106 / 2020-12-27 18:22
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Coincidence and intention are two sides of a tapestry, my lord. You may find one more agreeable to look at, but you cannot say one is true and the other is false.
P31 / 2020-12-25 00:32
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Four things do not come back: when spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
P29 / 2020-12-25 00:26

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