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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
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The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho
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Fool by Christopher Moore
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Though much is taken, much abides; and though
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Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
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To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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There must always be two kinds of art: escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep, and parable-art, that art which shall teach man to unlearn hatred and learn love.W.H. Auden
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A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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Alain de Botton
“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”
Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

Paulo Coelho
“Becoming conscious of three important things:

First, as soon as people decide to confront a problem, they realize that they are far more capable than they thought they were.

Second, all energy and all knowledge come from the same unknown source, which we usually call God. What I've tried to do in my life, ever since I first started out on what I believe to be my path, is to honour that energy, to connect up with it every day, to allow myself to be guided by the signs, to learn by doing and not by thinking about doing.

Third, that no one is alone in their troubles; there is always someone else thinking, rejoicing, or suffering in the same way, and that gives us the strength to confront the challenge before us.”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Whenever you feel like criticising anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Alain de Botton
“A danger of travel is that we see things at the wrong time, before we have had a chance to build up the necessary receptivity and when new information is therefore as useless and fugitive as necklace beads without a connecting chain.”
Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

Anthony Bourdain
“If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody.

Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”
Anthony Bourdain

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