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0_phe1ia

0_phe1ia

Joined May 2016

Swinging like a pendulum from fict to non-fict
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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

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For the present is the point at which time touches eternity.

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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..."Sir, how does a man die when he's deprived of the consolation of literature? In one of two ways," he said, "petrescence of the heart or atrophy of the nervous system. Neither one very pleasant, I expect,"

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As I was reading the book I came across an ad for the play. It was a powerful performance. Now it makes me just want to finish the book even faster. C.S. Lewis is genius!

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"Your business is to fix his attention on the stream. Teach him to call it “real life” and don't let him ask what he means by “real”.

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Mehso-so

A short story that ended too abruptly IMHO.

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Pickpick

A sobering and informative read about the refugee situation and suggestions on what can be done about this alarming crisis in the Middle East. Picture source: UNHCR website.

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Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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This man is an endless source of quotes: The point is not that this world is too sad to love or too glad not to love; the point is that when you do love a thing, its gladness is a reason for loving it, and its sadness a reason for loving it more.

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If you've held someone you love and watched 3 to 10 hrs of a critically acclaimed drama, you've experienced the peak of human happiness. - picture from fast company

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Pickpick

I may be no genius but if I keep long enough at it, I may just earn the ability to be one says the author who earned the MacArthur genius grant. Duckworth also recommends always getting up when you fall, always showing up when opportunities arises and never quitting halfway through a hobby...just do it after a full cycle or after it has been paid off. Oh...and never call your kid smart.

Elisa What is the rationale behind not telling our kids that they are smart? 3y
0_phe1ia According to the author it's better to appreciate their hard work/effort instead. read the book. She explains it better than I can. 3y
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The Art of Travel | Alain de Botton
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"Life is a hospital in which every patient is obsessed with changing beds: this one wants to suffer in front of the radiator, and that one thinks he's get better if he was by the window. It always seems to me that I'll be well where I am not, and this question of moving is one that I'm forever entertaining with my soul" - Charles Baudelaire

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Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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Humility was largely meant as a restraint upon the arrogance and infinity of the appetite of man. He was always outstripping his mercies with his own newly invented needs. His very power of enjoyment destroyed half his joys. By asking for pleasure, he lost the chief pleasure; for the chief pleasure is surprise. Hence is it became evident that if a man would make his world large, he must be always making himself small.

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...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

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Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words.

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Thick Face, Black Heart: The Asian Path to Thriving, Winning & Succeeding (Revised) | Inc And Executive Chin-Ning Chu (President of Asian Marketing Consultants
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Character is not made of sunshine and roses. Like steel, it is forged in fire, between the hammer and the anvil.

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The more I read this book the more I can 't stop putting it down.

Tarlia Gospel. 4y
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Sunday morning revelation.

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

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