Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "I dwell in possibilities."--Emily Dickinson

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    “I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”
    ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

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    "I am more worried for America today than I was on January 6. For all the reasons that we know, [Trump's] election would be catastrophic for America’s democracy." - J. Michael Luttig
     
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    “I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, "Hi." They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”
    ― Augusten Burroughs

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    “[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
    ― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

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    "For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.”
    ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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    “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
    ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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    You should post this in the UAP threads when others call you “anti-science.”
     
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    They think I worship aliens. lol I gave up worshipping anything when I reached 23.
     
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    "How did it get so late so soon?
    It's night before it's afternoon.
    December is here before it's June.
    My goodness how the time has flewn.
    How did it get so late so soon?"
    ~Dr. Seuss

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    “Billions of years ago there were just blobs of protoplasm; now billions of years later here we are. So information has been created and stored in our structure. In the development of one person’s mind from childhood, information is clearly not just accumulated but also generated—created from connections that were not there before”
    ― James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science

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    "20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    – Mark Twain

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    “Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.”
    ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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    “I thought about how odd it is for billions of people to be alive, yet not one of them is really quite sure of what makes people people. The only activities I could think of that humans do that have no animal equivalent were smoking, body-building and writing. That's not much, considering how special we seem to think we are.”
    ― Douglas Coupland, Life After God

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    “Try to let what is unfair teach you…what is unfair can be a stern but invaluable teacher…you can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coachable."---David Foster Wallace

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    “Why was it that the sight of water made everything in the world seem okay? She wanted to look at water every day.”
    ― E.C. Diskin, Depth of Lies

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    "What is this thing called life? I believe
    That the earth and the stars too, and the whole
    glittering universe, and rocks on the mountains have life,
    Only we do not call it so--I speak of the life
    That oxidizes fats and proteins and carbo-
    Hydrates to live on, and from that chemical energy
    Makes pleasure and pain, wonder, love, adoration,
    hatred and terror: how do these things grow
    From a chemical reaction?"
    -- Robinson Jeffers

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    “It’s not that we have to quit
    this life one day, but it’s how
    many things we have to quit
    all at once: music, laughter,
    the physics of falling leaves,
    automobiles, holding hands,
    the scent of rain, the concept
    of subway trains... if only one
    could leave this life slowly!”
    ― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

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    “The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.”
    ― Noam Chomsky

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