“I hoped that she was not yet dreaming of death, but of gardeners wrapping strands of their own hair around dirt clotted roots, and fascist sheep, and a life carved from a single block of wood, and a man trying to wash the shame from his feet.”

Laura van den Berg, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears

“Knowing the outcome infects us. We’re rational beings that think things are supposed to make sense.It’s very hard for us to wrap our heads around a bad outcome when we didn’t do anything wrong.

Or that there’s a good outcome that’s just random.

We’re really uncomfortable with randomness in that way. It’s just the way we’re built: to recognize patterns.”

Annie Duke on resulting fallacy