„Whatever opens us is not as important as what it opens.“

—  Mark Nepo

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American writer 1951

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„Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there with open arms and open eyes.“

—  Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976

Lyrics, Make Yourself (1999)

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„" the most important part of open source is that people are allowed to do what they are good at" and " all that [diversity] stuff is just details and not really important."“

—  Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969

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„He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is and what might be important.“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

You and Your Research (1986)
Context: I noticed the following facts about people who work with the door open or the door closed. I notice that if you have the door to your office closed, you get more work done today and tomorrow, and you are more productive than most. But 10 years later somehow you don't quite know what problems are worth working on; all the hard work you do is sort of tangential in importance. He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is and what might be important.

„The light microscope opened the first gate to microcosm. The electron microscope opened the second gate to microcosm. What will we find opening the third gate?“

—  Ernst Ruska German physicist 1906 - 1988

Das Lichtmikroskop öffnete das erste Tor zum Mikrokosmos. Das Elektronenmikroskop öffnete das zweite Tor zum Mikrokosmos. Was werden wir finden wenn wir das dritte Tor öffnen?
as quoted by Nan Yao, director of the Imaging and Analysis Center at the Princeton Materials Institute, in the Princeton Weekly Bulletin, February 26, 2001, Vol. 90, No. 18 http://www.princeton.edu/~iac/pwb2_26b.html.

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„Harm is in us.
Harm in us, but power to arm.
Harm is in us.
Leave it open!“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Dreaming (1982)

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„Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

"The Sick Chamber," The New Monthly Magazine (August 1830), reprinted in Essays of William Hazlitt, selected and edited by Frank Carr (London, 1889)
Source: Essays of William Hazlitt: Selected and Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Frank Carr

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„Spirit, by whatever name, exists.
2. Spirit, although existing "out there," is found "in here," or revealed within to the open heart and mind.“

—  Ken Wilber American writer and public speaker 1949

An Integral Spirituality
Context: Let me start with a short and simple list. This is not the last word on the topic, but the first word, a simple list of suggestions to get the conversation going. Most of the great wisdom traditions agree that:
1. Spirit, by whatever name, exists.
2. Spirit, although existing "out there," is found "in here," or revealed within to the open heart and mind.
3. Most of us don't realize this Spirit within, however, because we are living in a world of sin, separation, or duality — that is, we are living in a fallen, illusory, or fragmented state.
4. There is a way out of this fallen state (of sin or illusion or disharmony), there is a Path to our liberation.
5. If we follow this Path to its conclusion, the result is a Rebirth or Enlightenment, a direct experience of Spirit within and without, a Supreme Liberation, which
6. marks the end of sin and suffering, and
7. manifests in social action of mercy and compassion on behalf of all sentient beings.
Does a list something like that make sense to you? Because if there are these general spiritual patterns in the cosmos, at least wherever human beings appear, then this changes everything. You can be a practicing Christian and still agree with that list; you can be a practicing Neopagan and still agree with that list.

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„It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Source: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

„Most games that we are approached with are too close to existing open source games for us to publish… we have no real desire to compete with open source products.“

—  Michael Simms (software developer) Video game programmer 1973

Quoted in "Linux Game Publishing: An Interview With Michael Simms" http://web.archive.org/web/20050712080821/http://www.linuxgazette.com/node/10249 Linux Gazette (2005-06-03)

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