From the time their children are born, French parents provide them with a firm cadre—the word means “frame” or “structure.” Children are not allowed, for example, to snack whenever they want. Mealtimes are at four specific times of the day. French children learn to wait patiently for meals, rather than eating snack foods whenever they feel like it. French babies, too, are expected to conform to limits set by parents and not by their crying selves. French parents let their babies “cry it out” if they are not sleeping through the night at the age of four months.
— Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD [PT]
Every writer, every artist, every musician, scientist is profoundly interested in the survival of his or her work after their death. Otherwise they would be idiots. Do you believe that Raphael was not interested in what happened to his paintings after his death? It’s another side of the normal human desire to survive personally in some way, and that is the root of every religion. That is essential if you work on something creative to have this hope. Otherwise you are only a person doing something to make money, to have women and Champagne. You don’t love your work if you don’t hope so.
— Umberto Eco [NYT]
Pier Paolo Pasolini e Ninetto Davoli