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    Professional investment may be likened to those newspaper competitions in which the competitors have to pick out the six prettiest faces from a hundred photographs, the prize being awarded to the competitor whose choice most nearly corresponds to the average preferences of the competitors as a whole.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.

    Doug Horton
     



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    Q. Do your children [Connor, 15, Cassius, 10, and Cyrus, five] like your work? A. Yeah, they love it. I’ve always tried to build in a “wow” factor, because when I was growing up I remember being blown away by the natural history museum in Leeds. There were these stuffed Bengal tigers and tanks with fish in them, and I wanted to make art like that. Art is childish and childlike. Brancusi said: “When we are no longer children we are already dead.”

    Damien Hirst
     



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    Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

    Anais Nin
     



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    It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.

    Hippocrates
     



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    In science, if you can’t explain what you’re doing to a non-scientist of reasonable intelligence, then you probably don’t really know yourself.

    James Lovelock
     



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    What is most offensive about militant atheists is their seeming lack of sympathy for desperation. They seem so… un-needy.

    Alain de botton
     



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    Do not be ruled by fear.

    Felisa Cheng, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Artists inevitably, whether they admit it or not, serve two masters, one artistic and the other practical; they work against two scales of value.

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    When you’re travelling, pack light. Bring less clothes, do some laundry in the sink. I can live out of one suitcase for weeks and weeks. I’ll bring a couple of pounds of coffee with me, and protein bars, so that’s ballast you throw off every week – I’ll go home with those things gone and CDs in their place.

    Henry Rollins
     



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    It goes against the American storytelling grain to have someone in a situation he can’t get out of, but I think this is very usual in life. There are people, particularly dumb people, who are in terrible trouble and never get out of it, because they’re not intelligent enough. It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that man can always solve his problems.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    In the long run, we’re all dead.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Once when Lord Mitsushige was a little boy and was supposed to recite from a copybook for the priest Kaion, he called the other children … and said, “Please come here and listen. It’s difficult to read if there are hardly any people listening.” The priest was impressed and said … “That’s the spirit in which to do everything.”

    Way of the Samurai
     



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    We’re all just walking each other home.

    Ram Dass
     



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    I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

    Steve Jobs
     






               

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