“Don’t bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook.”
My interpretation: Keep your guard up and reveal only what you should until you know it’s safe to share more.
AJ’s interpretation: Don’t act for now, until you understand the motives to your actions.
“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks”
My interpretation: It certainly has little to do with the actual words that are said, but most definitely the way the words have been said and to which extent those words have been sorted and processed with feedback. Curious minds pick apart the details and it is less about the over arching theme of the conversation, but more about the potency for each particular word or string of words.
AJ’s interpretation: Reaching a conclusion is not whats important, understanding the inception of the process that guided you there is.
“Art is anything you can get away with.”
My interpretation: A chaotic mind is far from illness; it possesses an artistic view of the world. One in which the world has yet to understand, like abstract art. But surely it will be beautiful and accepted, just as other forms of art have.
AJ’s (much better) interpretation: Art is anything that attracts pompous, condescending suitors, that of whom will not hesitate to tell you of their interpretation of the work in question.