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Quotes of the Day for 29 May 2004 – Patterns

Ebenezer Butterick was born at Sterling, Massachusetts on this day in 1826. With his wife Ellen he developed printed dress patterns that could be cut for different dress sizes, first selling them to home sewers in 1863. One way or another, we all create or follow patterns; some of us tend to cut a little further from the lines than others.

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The quotes:

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
     - Edward de Bono

Love is a canvas pattern furnished by Nature, and embroidered by imagination.
     - François Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 - 1778

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns.
     - G. H. Hardy

Ideology is a form of illiteracy. Those addicted to it are unable to understand anything other than what fits their pattern.
     - John Saul

If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
     - Ursula K. LeGuin

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
     - Al Capp, 1909 - 1979


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