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    John F. Kennedy
    “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
    John F. Kennedy

  • #2
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #3
    “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    Gordon A. Eadie

  • #4
    Joshua Foer
    “Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next - and disappear. That's why it's so important to change routines regularly, and take vacations to exotic locales, and have as many new experiences as possible that can serve to anchor our memories. Creating new memories stretches out psychological time, and lengthens our perception of our lives.”
    Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

  • #5
    John Green
    “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #6
    John Green
    “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #7
    Walter Cronkite
    “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
    Walter Cronkite

  • #8
    Ann Patchett
    “Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”
    Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

  • #9
    Marcel Proust
    “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #10
    Terry McMillan
    “Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
    Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts

  • #11
    Brian K. Vaughan
    “Doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, a good partnership takes work.”
    Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Volume 1

  • #12
    Margaret Atwood
    “War is what happens when language fails.”
    Margaret Atwood
    tags: war

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
    Mark Twain

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