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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2020 08:41 pm
“Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2020 10:01 am
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2020 07:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi
We must first learn to crawl, before we can "fly."
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 05:11 am
“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell

George Orwell
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
― George Orwell, 1984
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2020 07:12 am

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
― William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2020 07:32 am
“It wasn’t we who invented war,’ the group commander said. ‘It was war which created us. From the loins of man’s furious ineradicable greed sprang the captains and the colonels to his necessity. We are his responsibility; he shall not shirk it.”
― William Faulkner, A Fable
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2020 08:00 am
“You don’t look like a monster.”
“I’ll tell you a secret, Hanna. The really bad monsters never look like monsters.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Mar, 2020 01:28 pm
"Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think." - Thomas Edison
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2020 06:18 pm
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2020 08:48 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde
Yea. Look at all them wars that were stupid and self-defeating.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2020 06:29 am
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
― Franz Kafka
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2020 06:24 pm
“I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2020 08:25 am
“The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), for instance, has a long list of corporate sponsors including General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, PepsiCo, and SoyJoy—and its “official partners” include Hershey’s, the Coca-Cola Company, and the National Dairy Council.15”
― Denise Minger, Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2020 09:03 am
“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.”
― Ezra Pound
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Mar, 2020 02:01 pm
“Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Mar, 2020 12:07 pm
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
― Frank Herbert
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2020 05:47 am

“The first words that are read by seekers of enlightenment in the secret, gong-banging, yeti-haunted valleys near the hub of the world, are when they look into The Life of Wen the Eternally Surprised.

The first question they ask is: 'Why was he eternally surprised?'

And they are told: 'Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, recreated anew. Therefore, he understood, there is in truth no past, only a memory of the past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.'

The first words read by the young Lu-Tze when he sought perplexity in the dark, teeming, rain-soaked city of Ankh-Morpork were: 'Rooms For Rent, Very Reasonable.' And he was glad of it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
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