Mary Catherine Bateson Quotes

Most popular Mary Catherine Bateson Quotes

Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers.


Fear is not a good teacher.  The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.


The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.


There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor.  You can't think without metaphors.


The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.


Every loss recapitulates earlier losses, but every affirmation of identity echoes earlier moments of clarity.

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As you get up in the morning, as you make decisions, as you spend money, make friends, make commitments, you are creating a piece of art called your life.