Quotes to remember

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    "It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which would have ever been alive but all of which had once been you.”
    ― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
     
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    Being alive (life is a PROCESS) an activity, in which all those non living atoms engaged in

    Mostly the atoms would be concerned with atoms close to themselves. Some did / do physicality travel around the body (in large groupings) performing their, groups, duties

    Others perform their duties from their fixed location by sending messages to distant atoms informing said distant atoms of the distant atoms duties

    Not a perfect system, but workable

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    "Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.”
    ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
     
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    “Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”
    ― William James, The Principles of Psychology

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    Hope it is a good attitude

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    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”
    ― Viktor E. Frankl

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    “Whoever you are, go out into the evening,
    leaving your room, of which you know every bit;
    your house is the last before the infinite,
    whoever you are.”
    ― Rainer Maria Rilke
     
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    "If driven by power alone, the market evolution reaches a static equilibrium characterized by the most savage inequality. Power not only concentrates wealth, but reshapes the market topology to concentrate the very opportunities to acquire wealth on only a few agents, who now amass all the wealth of the society."--Cristiano Nisoli,
     
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    "I wanted a perfect ending.

    Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity" ..
    ~ Gilda Radner ~

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    "The real miracles make no noise. The crucial events in a life are unobtrusive .."
    ~ Antoine De Saint Exupéry ~

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    "The universe is the combination of a thousand elements, and yet the expression of a single spirit -- a chaos to the sense, a cosmos to the reason."
    ~ Helena P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled

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    "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”---Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
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    “Let us proceed under the assumption that the fairy folk do exist, and that I am not a gibbering moron.”
    ― Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
     
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    "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."---Rachel Carson

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    “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
    ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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    All courtesy of physics remember

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    “I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.”
    ― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

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    “I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.”
    ― Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words

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    “Finally, she mused that human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life?”
    ― Mo Yan, Red Sorghum
     

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