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    There’s something about the rhythm of walking, how, after about an hour and a half, the mind and body can’t help getting in sync. I have written most of my melodies walking and I feel it is definitely one of the most helpful ways of sewing all of the different things in your life together and seeing the whole picture. I have to say, hiking in cities doesn’t do the same trick for me. It has to be rural.

    - Bjork

     
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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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    Free will does not mean one will, but many wills conflicting in one man.

    Flannery O’Connor
     
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    Your problem is you think you have time.

    The Buddha
     
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    Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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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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    I couldn’t survive my own pessimism if I didn’t have some kind of sunny little dream. … Human beings will be happier — not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie — but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. That’s what I want for me.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we have, and to do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This is something that I find meaningful and satisfying. That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. So it is enjoyable work.

    Julian Assange, Wikileaks
     
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    Live as if you were already dead.

    Zen Admonition
     
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    I can’t enjoy anything unless everybody is. If one guy is starving someplace, that puts a crimp in my evening.

    Woody Allen
     
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    When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

    Anais Nin
     
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    The whole universe or the structure that perceives it is a worthy opponent, but try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering. Perhaps as an old man I will take great comfort in pottering around in a lab and gently talking to students in the summer evening and will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them.

    Julian Assange, Wikileaks
     
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    Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

    H Thurman
     
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    I should have drunk more champagne.

    John Maynard Keynes’ last words
     
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    In the long run, we’re all dead.

    John Maynard Keynes
     

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