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Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.

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Created on 2017-04-11 17:01:31 (#3032156), last updated 2017-04-19 (22 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Sep 23
Location:California, United States of America
Therefore, O Ananda, be lamps unto yourselves.
Betake yourselves to no external refuge.
Hold fast as a refuge to the Truth.
Work out your own salvation with diligence.
- Buddha

I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow.
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
- Duke Leto Atreides, Dune

Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then I contradict myself.
I am large, I contain multitudes.
- Walt Whitman

Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
- Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

You want to know how I did it?
This is how I did it, Anton:
I never saved anything for the swim back.
- Vincent Freeman, Gattaca

Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

My house says to me, "Do not leave me, for here dwells your past."
And the road says to me, "Come and follow me, for I am your future."
And I say to both my house and the road, "I have no past, nor have I a future.
If I stay here, there is a going in my staying; and if I go there is a staying in my going.
Only love and death change all things."
- Kahlil Gibran

The worm drives helically through the wood
And does not know the dust left in the bore
Once made the table integral and good;
And suddenly the crystal hits the floor.
Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days—
Perhaps you will not miss them. That’s the joke.
The universe winds down. That’s how it’s made.
But memory is everything to lose;
Although some of the colors have to fade,
Do not believe you’ll get the chance to choose.
Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.
- John M. Ford

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship,
design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying,
take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Listen, Kamala, when you throw a stone into the water, it finds the quickest way to the bottom of the water.
It is the same when Siddhartha has an aim, a goal. Siddhartha does nothing, he waits, he thinks, he fasts,
but he goes through the affairs of the world like the stone through the water, without doing anything,
without bestirring himself; he is drawn and lets himself fall. He is drawn by his goal, for he does not allow
anything to enter his mind which opposes his goal. That is what Siddhartha learned from the Samanas.
It is what fools call magic and what they think is caused by demons. Nothing is caused by demons;
there are no demons. Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goal, if he can think, wait and fast.
- from Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself.
- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost
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