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Data. Thats what matters. Thats what tells us something. But people want to see pictures. Supernova in vivid color. Even though scientifically its useless.
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The problem with the best moment in your life is that every other moment is worse

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Freedom is not a couch. It's not a television, or a car, or a house. It's not an item you can possess. You cannot put freedom on layaway; you cannot refinance freedom. Freedom is something you need to fight for, not once, but every single day. The nature of freedom is that it is fluid; like water in a leaking bucket, the tendency is for it to drain away. Left untended, the holes through which freedom escapes widen. When politicians restrict our rights in order to "protect us," freedom is lost. When the military refuses to disclose basic facts, freedom is lost. Worst of all, when fear becomes a part of our lives, we willingly surrender freedom for a promise of safety, as if freedom weren't the very basis of safety.

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Life is a raindrop

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No, the great thing about the truth is that it's true.

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You are going to find that the heights you've attained make for a long fall if you don't understand the mountain.

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Cooper had a theory about personality. Most people considered personality to be a singular identity. Malleable, sure, but essentially cohesive. But he tended to see people as more of a chorus. Every stage in life added a voice to that chorus. The different iterations of himself-lonely military brat, cocky teenager, faithful soldier, young husband, dedicated father, relentless hunter-they all existed within him.

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Averaging the bids to arrive at a final price, the Leon

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Back when they had been teenagers who thought love was a noun, a thing you could possess.

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Everything copacetic?

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Professional communications had always been about the attempt to generate memes, to make a message viral; abnorms just took that to a higher level. Back when he'd been a DAR agent, Cooper had read a brief arguing memetics was the most dangerous gift. As politicians had long known, people preferred short, catchy answers to complex ones, even if the short answers were oversimplified to the point of ridiculousness. Phrases like "old-world thinking" could be as devastating as a bomb, and much farther ranging.

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They were innocent people. They could just do things you couldn't imagine. I can see code, do you get it? Algorithms that confound straights are just patterns to me. They come in my dreams. I dream the most beautiful programs never written.

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The world worked because people agreed to believe it worked.

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He had been someone before. That person had been the result of a lifetime of choices, good and bad. And like it or not, he was drawing closer to that identity now. Not the freedom of infinite variety, but the tyranny of a decision made, a path walked, a life lived. What if he didn't like the view

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Personally, one of the most helpful things I learned was three-act structure. For my first four or so novels, I built the structure intuitively.

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Hollywood is a deeply odd place. There are so many factors that have to go perfectly, so many schedules and visions that have to snap together for a film even to be made, much less be good.

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