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Its amazing how people define roles for themselves and put handcuffs on their experience and are constantly surprised by the things a roulette universe spins at them.
— Terry Pratchett —

The world cracks open for those willing to take a risk.

— Frances Mayes

The eternal and essential truth is that until we love a thing in all its ugliness we cannot make it beautiful.

— G.K. Chesterton

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.

— Billy Sunday

I still like to listen to the people that I came of age on.

— Gary Cole

You do not comprehend. It is not the victim who concerns me so much. It is the effect on the character of the slayer."
"What about war?"
"In war you do not exercise the right of private judgement. That is what is so dangerous. Once a man is imbued with the idea that he knows who ought to be allowed to live and who ought not - then he is halfway to becoming the most dangerous killer there is - the arrogant killer who kills not for profit - but for an idea. He has usurped the functions of le bon Dieu.

— Agatha Christie

The thing that's confusing for investors is that founders don't know how to be CEO. I didn't know how to do the job when I was a CEO. Founder CEOs don't know how to be CEOs, but it doesn't mean they can't learn. The question is ... can the founder learn that job and can they tolerate all mistakes they will make doing it?

— Ben Horowitz

We can study files for decades, but every so often we are tempted to throw up our hands and declare that history is merely another literary genre: the past is autobiographical fiction pretending to be a parliamentary report.

— Julian Barnes

As but a swift glance is enough to catch the glory of a great landscape, or only a little lingering is necessary to observe many peculiar beauties in it, so but a brief turn of the mind to sublime thoughts will give us their light and power.

— James Vila Blake

Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind.

— Matthieu Ricard

In the big city nobody has time to make friends. The big city is a big solitude.

— Vicki Baum

[Admiral Nelson's counsel] guided me time and again. On the eve of the critical battle of Santa Cruz, in which the Japanese ships outnumbered ours more than two to one, I sent my task force commanders this dispatch: ATTACK REPEAT ATTACK. They did attack, heroically, and when the battle was done, the enemy turned away. All problems, personal, national, or combat, become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. Carry the battle to the enemy! Lay your ship alongside his!

— William Halsey

If the question was did we want to delay the revelation? ... Yeah, you want to delay it as long as possible because the audience knows that that moment is coming and you want to make them wait for it. They have to suffer a bit.

— William Mapother

Negative feelings are like weeds. If you don't fully extract them (i.e. pull out the roots), they will come back.

— Jack Canfield

Every friend whom not thy fantastic will but the great and tender heart in thee craveth, shall lock thee in his embrace. And this because the heart in thee is the heart of all; not a valve, not a wall, not an intersection is there anywhere in nature, but one blood rolls uninterruptedly in endless circulation through all men, as the water of the globe is all one sea, and, truly seen, its tide is one.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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