Quotes and aphorisms (page 9)

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Joseph Campbell

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell

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The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.

George Jean Nathan

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People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.

Richard Stallman

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No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.

Plutarch

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I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.

Roger Ebert

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Why do alcoholics begin down the same hazardous road day after day? They are in search of that elusive window of well-being that opens when you drink your way out of a hangover and aren't yet drunk all over again. The alcoholic's day consists of trying to keep that window open.

Roger Ebert

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By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.

Tabatha Coffey

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Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year — birthday, anniversary, holidays — that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt. That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal — it's not a Thanksgiving day, and it's not a Thanksgiving week.

Harley Pasternak

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Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

Robert Frost

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We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.

Robert Frost

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The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.

Robert Frost

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I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.

Robert Frost

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The only way round is through.

Robert Frost

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If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.

Robert Frost

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Devices are getting smarter — your television, your car — and that means more data spread around. There needs to be a fabric that connects all these devices. That's what we do.

Drew Houston

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A lot of really great, innovative things have happened when people just didn't know it wasn't supposed to be possible.

Drew Houston

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You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.

Douglas Coupland

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Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine.

Douglas Coupland

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If our faith is the most important part of our lives, then our religious views influence every other part of our lives, including our political views.

Robert Jeffress

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