Quotes to remember

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    What a dumbass!

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    “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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    “Awkward interests me, he said. At least when you are feeling awkward you are always thinking. When you are feeling fabulous, for example, rare occurrence that it may be, you stop thinking altogether. Which gets you into all kinds of trouble. Hence, you are for the better off feeling awkward. Just the sound of it on your tongue. Like chewing on screws.”
    ― Elizabeth Brundage, The Doctor's Wife
     
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    “I should’ve died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car — a really nice car — and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights. But there’s been nothing yet.”
    ~ Anthony Bourdain

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    “I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.”
    ― Steven Wright

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    “What I'm asking you to entertain is that there is nothing we need to believe on insufficient evidence in order to have deeply ethical and spiritual lives.”
    ― Sam Harris

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    "The first time I went into the woods with a compass is the first time I got lost for sure."---John Cage
     
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    “If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?”
    ― Sam Harris
     
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    "I hope death is like
    being carried to your bedroom
    when you were a child
    & fell asleep on the couch
    during a family party.
    I hope you can hear the laughter
    from the next room"
    - lilies abounded

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    Aw, that almost made me cry. In a good way.
     
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    ''Life can only be understood backwards. But, it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard
     
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    “Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”
    ― Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

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    “It was a cold November day and she had dressed herself up in layers of cardigans and covered the whole lot with her old tweed coat, the one she might have used for feeding the chickens in.”
    ― Barbara Pym, Jane and Prudence
     
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    “Here in Britain, of course, it's Thank Fuck We Got Those Weird Jesus Bastards On The Boat Day”
    ― Warren Ellis

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    “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
    ― George Burns

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    “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.”
    ― Jon Stewart
     
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    “I felt myself in a solitude so frightful that I contemplated suicide. What held me back was the idea that no one, absolutely no one, would be moved by my death, that I would be even more alone in death than in life.”
    ― Jean Paul Sartre

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    “It is easy to imagine human thought freed from bondage to a mortal body—belief in an afterlife is common. But it is not necessary to adopt a mystical or religious stance to accept this possibility. Computers provide a model for even the most ardent mechanist.”
    ― Max Tegmark, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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    "All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume." ~ Noam Chomsky
     
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    “We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra...”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk

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