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    I have experienced levitation. It’s totally effortless; you’re surprised. But after a while the surprise wears off and then it is not so interesting any more.

    Deepak Chopra
     



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    A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject.

    Ernest Gellner
     



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    Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

    Howard Ruff, How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years, 1979
     



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    Congressman Nixon had asked me why, as the son of immigrants who had been treated so well by Americans, as a man who had been treated like a son and been sent to Harvard by an American capitalist, I had been so ungrateful to the American economic system. The answer I gave him was not original. Nothing about me has ever been original. I repeated what my one-time hero, Kenneth Whistler, had said in reply to the same general sort of question long, long ago. Whistler had been a witness at a trial of strikers accused of violence. The judge had become curious about him, had asked him why such a well-educated man from such a good family would so immerse himself in the working class. My stolen answer to Nixon was this: “Why? The Sermon on the Mount, sir.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    Be kind to your shadow.

    Rebecca Lawless
     



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    A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.

    Woody Allen
     



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    The typescript of George Orwell’s latest novel (1984) reached London in mid December, as promised. Warburg recognized its qualities at once (“amongst the most terrifying books I have ever read”) and so did his colleagues. An in-house memo noted “if we can’t sell 15 to 20 thousand copies we ought to be shot”.

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    Taking LSD was fantastic. If I had not had that experience, I would not be where I am today.

    Deepak Chopra
     



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    From a withered tree, a flower blooms. ~ Buddha
     



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    Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.

    Henry David Thoreau
     



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    When I saw my mother struggle it gave me ambition. It made me want to be rich enough to buy her a better life.

    Tony Bennett
     



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    In the long run, we’re all dead.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    Theodore Roosevelt
     



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    Culture helps us to feel less lonely. I try to connect my own life with culture. I go to see an art exhibition, I read a book, and I apply it to the world I see around me.

    Alain de Botton
     






               

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