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Then you have a big problem, because a human is a thinking animal. If you dont think, youre not really a human.
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I wrote 'Sophie's World' in three months, but I was only writing and sleeping. I work for 14 hours a day when I'm working on a book.

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Going only part of the way is not the same as going the wrong way

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I didn't feel lonely until there was something to yearn for. Loneliness and longing are two sides of the same coin.

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Then you have a big problem, because a human is a thinking animal. If you don't think, you're not really a human.

— Jostein Gaarder

What do you learn in school, Hans Thomas?" Dad asked. "To sit still," I replied. "It's so difficult that we spend many years learning to do it.

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A composition-and every work of art is one-is created in a wondrous interplay between imagination and reason, or between mind and reflection. For there will always be an element of chance in the creative process.

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Over the entrance to the temple at Delphi was a famous inscription: KNOW THYSELF! It reminded visitors that man must never believe himself to be more than mortal - and that no man can escape his destiny.

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All stars fall at some time. But a star is only a tiny spark from the great beacon in the sky.

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Is it true that sometimes you're so suspicious, you turn quite black inside?

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But it is possible that a completely different author is somewhere writing a book about a UN Major Albert Knag, who is writing a book for his daughter Hilde. This book is about a certain Alberto Knox who suddenly begins to send humble philosophical lectures to Sophie Amundsen, 3 Clover Close.

— Jostein Gaarder

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