Mary Bateson Quotes

11 Mary Bateson quotes:

"Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live."
"Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers."
"Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten."
"Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain."
"Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving."
"There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors."
Author: Bateson Quotes Category: American Scientist Quotes Metaphor Quotes
"Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food."
"The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors."
"The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy."
"...a disgruntled reflection on my own life as a sort of desperate improvisation in which I was constantly trying to make something coherent from conflicting elements to fit rapidly changing settings."
Author: Bateson Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not."
Author: Bateson Quotes Category: Women Quotes

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