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    Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    [When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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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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    I do the movies just for myself like an institutionalized person who basket-weaves. Busy fingers are happy fingers. I don’t care about the films. I don’t care if they’re flushed down the toilet after I die.

    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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    A lot of the art of living is about keeping in mind things that we theoretically know, but practically forget.

    Alain de Botton
     
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    I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

    Mark Twain
     
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    No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

    Thomas Mann
     
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    Have as much fun, joy, and pleasure as you can while causing no harm to others.

    Lee Pulos, Psychologist
     
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    Be as curious and respectful of other people as you can, be inventive about how to bring more excitement into your interactions- be out there.

    Susan Samuels-Drake, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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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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    Love yourself and the rest will follow.

    Jeannie Runnalls, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Enjoy every day; make friends; don’t squabble.

    Alice Reid, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     

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