Quotes to remember

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    Yes it did.

    All the original religious books destroyed at that time were never duplicated at a later time. There is no evidence of any religious presence or activity that can be compared today with then.

    All the original scientific books destroyed at that time have been duplicated at later times. If there were errors in the original books they were corrected, but the mathematics involved were exactly the same then as they are today.

    One more wonderful observation Gervais made to Colbert (Catholic) is the comparison of how many gods each has rejected.
    If there have been 3000 gods, Colbert has rejected 2999 of them, whereas Gervais rejected just 1 more than Colbert.
    I like that logic.

     
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    “In art, and maybe just in general, the idea is to be able to be really comfortable with contradictory ideas. In other words, wisdom might be, seem to be, two contradictory ideas both expressed at their highest level and just let to sit in the same cage sort of, vibrating. So, I think as a writer, I'm really never sure of what I really believe.”
    ― George Saunders
     
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    “Let yourself be carried along by things so that the heart/mind wanders freely. Hand it all over to the unavoidable, so as to nourish what is central within you. That is the most you can do.” --- Zhuaungzi

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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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    "An apple a day keeps anyone away, if you throw it hard enough."---Stephen Colbert
     
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    “There are patterns which emerge in one's life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme”
    ― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

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    Thanksgiving for Brits;
    “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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    Well, I don't know about all of you, but I like that one which goes: Life, is a tale told by an idiot, full of noise and fury, signifying nothing.
     
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    “Soul is found where life deepens us, where meaning calls to us, where trouble deters us, wherever and however we slow down in the midst of the rushing and racing at the surface level of life.”
    ― Michael Meade, Why the World Doesn't End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss

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    “The subjectivity of consciousness is an irreducible feature of reality, and it must occupy as fundamental a place in any credible world view as matter, energy, space, time and numbers.”
    ― Thomas Nagel, The View from Nowhere
     
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    “He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”
    ― Jack London, The Call of the Wild

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    “...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”
    ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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    "There is a magic made by melody:
    A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool
    Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep
    To the subaqueous stillness of the sea,
    And floats forever in a moon-green pool,
    Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep. ”
    ― Elizabeth Bishop

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    “The night is alive with stars, and when I lie down and look up, I get lost up there. I feel like I’m falling, but upward, into the abyss of sky above me.”
    ― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

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    “Let those who wish have their respectability- I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic.”
    ― Richard Halliburton
     
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    "I wouldn't be surprised if poetry - poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs - is how the world works. The world isn't logical; it's a song.”
    ― David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries

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    “At this point I think we need to embrace the weird. High-five it. Give it our phone number.”
    ― Jim Zub, Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory

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    OK
    on the boat you got 9 guys and 2 women
    What's wrong with this picture?
     

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