„In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's there are few.“
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1973)
Variante: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few
Quelle: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
— Harry Turtledove American novelist, short story author, essayist, historian 1949
Interview in Cybling (February 2001) http://www.cybling.com/artists/harrye.html
„Beginners learned how to establish parallels, by means of the Game's symbols, between a piece of classical music and the formula for some law of nature. Experts and Masters of the Game freely wove the initial theme into unlimited combinations.“
— Hermann Hesse, buch Das Glasperlenspiel
The Glass Bead Game (1943)
Kontext: Under the shifting hegemony of now this, now that science or art, the Game of games had developed into a kind of universal language through which the players could express values and set these in relation to one another. Throughout its history the Game was closely allied with music, and usually proceeded according to musical and mathematical rules. One theme, two themes, or three themes were stated, elaborated, varied, and underwent a development quite similar to that of the theme in a Bach fugue or a concerto movement. A Game, for example, might start from a given astronomical configuration, or from the actual theme of a Bach fugue, or from a sentence out of Leibniz or the Upanishads, and from this theme, depending on the intentions and talents of the player, it could either further explore and elaborate the initial motif or else enrich its expressiveness by allusions to kindred concepts. Beginners learned how to establish parallels, by means of the Game's symbols, between a piece of classical music and the formula for some law of nature. Experts and Masters of the Game freely wove the initial theme into unlimited combinations.
— Koichi Tohei Japanese aikidoka 1920 - 2011
Ki Sayings (2003)
Kontext: !-- People who are fast learners tend to pick things up so quickly that they lose out on the opportunity for repetitious learning. --> Even if you learn something quickly with your conscious mind, you will easily forget it after you stop practicing. That which is learned with the subconscious mind is not easily forgotten. Therefore to learn something with the subconscious mind, requires months and years of training. Just because you were able to do it before, do not assume that you can do it as well the second time. Each time you do something, you must return to your beginner’s mind, and give it your best.
— Herbert A. Simon, buch Administrative Behavior
Quelle: 1940s-1950s, Administrative Behavior, 1947, p. 79; As cited in: Terry Winograd, Fernando Flores (1986) Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design. p. 21.
— John Varley, buch The Ophiuchi Hotline
Quelle: The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977), Chapter 2 (p. 23)
„We are living in a time of transition, when everything is going to be so different that the experts are possibly more handicapped by their traditional time-worn knowledge than are we, untrained and with minds empty of red tape and orthodoxy.“
— Vera Stanley Alder British artist 1898 - 1984
Quelle: Humanity Comes of Age, A study of Individual and World Fulfillment (1950), Chapter II Planning a Model World
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2011, Address on the natural and nuclear energy disasters in Japan (March 2011)
Kontext: I know that many Americans are also worried about the potential risks to the United States. So I want to be very clear: We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it’s the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or U. S. territories in the Pacific. Let me repeat that: We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or U. S. territories in the Pacific. That is the judgment of our Nuclear Regulatory Commission and many other experts.
— Jane Taylor British poet 1783 - 1824
"Essays in Rhyme" from On Morals and Manners, Prejudice, Essay i. Stanza 45, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Franz Kafka, buch Die Zürauer Aphorismen
The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
— René Daumal, buch Mount Analogue
Mount Analogue (1952)
Kontext: My observations are those of a beginner. As they are completely fresh in my mind and concern the first difficulties a beginner encounters, they may be more useful to beginners making their first ascents than treatises written by professionals. These are no doubt more methodical and complete, but are intelligible only after a little preliminary experience. The entire aim of these notes is to help the beginner acquire this preliminary experience a little faster.
„[About experts' disbelief that Egyptians could build pyramids] It hardly seems possible that the ancient Egyptians were as smart as these experts. Still, they went right ahead and did it, and you can draw your own conclusions.“
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950), Part I: It Seems There Were Two Egyptians, Cheops, or Khufu
— Ronald Fisher English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist 1890 - 1962
Presidential Address to the First Indian Statistical Congress, 1938. Sankhya 4, 14-17.
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
— M. Ward singer-songwriter and guitarist 1973
Hold Time (2009)
Kontext: When you're absolute beginners,
It's a panoramic view,
From Her Majesty, Mt. Zion,
And the Kingdom is for you.
— Theodore Roszak, buch Flicker
Kontext: That is what Castle's work needed: a beginner's eye—my eye, before it became too schooled and guarded, while it was still in touch with the vulgar foundations of the art, still vulnerably naive enough to receive that faint and flickering revelation of the dark god whose scriptures are the secret history of the movies.