"I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news."
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"The next time someone tells you that you only deserve what you work for, tell them to go find a new earth, reconstruct the entire edifice of human civilization as we know it from the ground up—inventing everything as they go along—and only then will they deserve to have such things as a cell phone, mathematics, air-conditioning, modern medicine, and the like."
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spend one hour every day devoted to both your current and potential happiness
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"Dance like no one’s watching, because they’re probably not."
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"I bought a donut, and they gave me a receipt for the donut. I don’t need a receipt for a donut. I’ll just give you the money, you give me the donut. End of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I just could not imagine a scenario where I’d have to prove that I bought a donut."
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"Each of us needs something of an island in his life—if not an actual island, at least some place, or space in time, in which to be himself, free to cultivate his differences from others."
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John Keats, Of Time and an Island