Seek simplicity, and distrust it.

Jen Volant
My name is Jen Volant. I write. The stuff in this journal is the kind of thing I'd be telling you about over lunch every day if we worked together.

"Seek simplicity, and distrust it," is courtesy Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (1861 - 1947).

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
- Vannevar Bush

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Plato

I would have it sown
in thick clouds everywhere, that honesty
might rise, unexpected, from rifts and cracks
in drifts of lilac, like thunder, like seas,
happy with its wildness and not waiting on us
to judge or decide, who know only lies.
- Adam Thorpe

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

For every human problem, there is a neat, simple solution; and it is always wrong
- H. L. Mencken

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