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    West End, London, England
2013

    West End, London, England

    2013

     
  2. Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.
    —  T.S. Eliot
     
    1. Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?
    2. Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.
    3. Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.
     
  3. “It is commonly thought that everything that is can be put into words.”
    — Agnes Martin
     
  4. An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. “Can they be brought together?” This is a practical question. We must get down to it. “I despise intelligence” really means: “I cannot bear my doubts.”
    ― Albert Camus
     
  5. Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind
    And you’re hampered by not having any,
    The best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find,
    Is simply by flipping a penny.

    No, not so that chance shall decide the affair
    While you’re passively standing there moping;
    But the moment the penny is up in the air
    You suddenly know what you’re hoping.

    —  Piet Hein
     
  6. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
    — Martin Luther King Jr.
     
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  9. It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
    — Albert Camus
     
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  11. “I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.”
    — Carl Sagan
     
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  13. “Well, right now I’m not dead. But when I am, it’s like…I don’t know, I guess it’s like being inside a book that nobody’s reading. […] An old one. It’s up on a library shelf, so you’re safe and everything, but the book hasn’t been checked out for a long, long time. All you can do is wait. Just hope somebody’ll pick it up and start reading.”
    ― Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
     
  14. “Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”
    — Christopher Morley