Quotes to remember

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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Boat in the foreground or background?

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    “In the thick of the woods with a carpet of matted needles, the sharp scent of pine, and the fragrant breezes of a winter wind, she was home.”
    ― Katherine McIntyre, A Reflection of Ice

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    “Something very much like nothing anyone had ever seen before came trotting down the stairs and crossed the room.
    "What is that?" the Duke asked, palely.
    "I don't know what it is," said Hark, "but it's the only one there ever was.”
    ― James Thurber, The 13 Clocks
     
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    "The notion that journalism can regularly produce a product that violates the fundamental interests of media owners and advertisers ... is absurd."
    - Robert McChesney, journalist and author
     
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    "Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.”
    ― Edward Gorey

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    “The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.”
    ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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    "It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it."--- John Burroughs

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    "We don’t just passively perceive the world; we actively generate it. The world we experience comes as much from the inside-out as the outside-in, in a process hardly different from that which we casually call hallucination. Indeed, in a way, we're always hallucinating. It’s just that when we agree about our hallucinations, that’s what we call reality.”---Anil Seth
     
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    "Dropped objects fall ever more slightly slower than they used to, and each year the average person's weight decreases---by about one millionth the weight of a potato chip."---Newspaper article
     
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    “All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.”
    ― Joseph Campbell

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    “Computational devices don’t have to be made out of silicon – they can also be made of moving water droplets or of Lego. What matters is not what a computer is made of, but how its parts interact.”
    ― David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You
     
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    “And a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggests that the individual’s function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when you’re in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.”
    ― Timothy Leary, Chaos & Cyber Culture

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    “In all the world there is no desolation more complete than the polar night. It is a return to the Ice Age— no warmth, no life, no movement. Only those who have experienced it can fully appreciate what it means to be without the sun day after day and week after week. Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether, and it has driven some men mad.”
    ― Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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    "Scientists think Europa’s ice shell is 10 to 15 miles (15 to 25 kilometers) thick, floating on an ocean 40 to 100 miles (60 to 150 kilometers) deep. So while Europa is only one-fourth the diameter of Earth, its ocean may contain twice as much water as all of Earth’s oceans combined. Europa’s vast and unfathomably deep ocean is widely considered the most promising place to look for life beyond Earth."----https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/.../jupiter.../europa/in-depth/

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  18. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Here's one...
    "The bigger the presumption the harder they fall" boom boom!
     
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    “...to hold twilight or watch it darken, describes the pleasure we take in pausing to observe as day slips into night.
    To stand at our window, wrapped in the half-dark and watch the day disappear... is a moment of hygge.”
    ― Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

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    hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie - that's hygge, too.
     
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    “Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”
    ― Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings

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    "Dreams alight before us on the darkened path of mystery, coaxing us in the direction of our calling. Every dream has a secret longing, a wound that needs dressing, an ember that must be kept alive. If we can, in our courtship of the dream, discover what it loves - we are rewarded with a sense of privilege and responsibility. As we let our lives be shaped by that mystery, we find ourselves both fed by and in service to its inclination to wholeness."----Excerpt from “Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home” by Toko-pa

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    This morning I discovered there are no words to adequately describe the difference between cabbage and lettuce.

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