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#1. Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#2. We are all egocentric, and what is realest to each of us, in the end, is ourself. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#3. [...] provability is a weaker notion than truth - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#4. There are those who will immediately be drawn to the idea of pattern-seeking, and - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#5. I enjoy acronyms. Recursive Acronyms Crablike "RACRECIR" Especially Create Infinite Regress - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#6. Sometimes it seems as though each new step towards AI, rather than producing something which everyone agrees is real intelligence, merely reveals what real intelligence is not. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#7. A term meant to convey a person's inability to make sense of the numbers that run their lives. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#8. In the end, we self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages are little miracles of self-reference. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#9. Supperational thinkers, by recursive definition, include in their calculations the fact that they are in a group of superrational thinkers. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#10. We don't want to focus on the trees (or their leaves) at the expense of the forest. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#11. I would like to understand things better, but I don't want to understand them perfectly. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#12. Some of us, perhaps all of us, believe that it is legitimate to kill enemy soldiers in a war, as if war were a special circumstance that shrinks the sizes of enemy souls. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#13. what happens on the lower level is responsible for what happens on the higher level, it is nonetheless irrelevant to the higher level. The higher level can blithely ignore the processes on the lower level. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#14. This idea that there is generality in the specific is of far-reaching importance. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#15. It now becomes clear that consistency is not a property of a formal system per se, but depends on the interpretation which is proposed for it. By the same token, inconsistency is not an intrinsic property of any formal system. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#16. Please, Oh please, publish me in your collection of self-referential sentences! - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#17. It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#18. Deep understanding of causality sometimes requires the understanding of very large patterns and their abstract relationships and interactions, not just the understanding of microscopic objects interacting in microscopic time intervals. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#19. No, no - I think about thinking - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#20. A mirror mirroring a mirror - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#21. I wish my wish would not be granted! - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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#22. Saying that studying the brain is limited to the study of physical entities would be like saying that literary criticism must focus on paper and bookbinding, ink and its chemistry, page sizes and margin widths, typefaces and paragraph lengths, and so forth. - Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
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