I read the book a while ago.. but reread some of it today. Probably one of the most humbly well-written and captivating nonfiction books I’ve read so far. Meant for anyone to read.. touches on instinct, judgment, decision-making, orchestra auditions, museum fraud, death, war, sexism, and a lot more.
Anyway.. some things I felt like writing down to remember.
“Being able to act intelligently and instinctively in the moment is possible only after a long rigorous course of education and experience.”
“The key to good decision-making is not knowledge. It is understanding.”
(From Sigmund Freud) “When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros + cons. In vital matters such as the choice of a mate or profession, the decision should come from the unconscious from within ourselves. In all important matters of personal life, I think, we should be governed by the deep inner needs of our nature.”