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Five Short Novels of Stendhal by Stendhal
“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.”
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“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
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Hidden Cities by Roger G. Kennedy
"At times it seems that my reading now only follows in the footsteps of my childhood bookishness. I remember a picture book of world civilisations that included drawings of monumental earthworks from pre-Columbian north-America.

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Bill Bryson
“Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly -- in you.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Madeleine L'Engle
“A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

Richard Wright
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

H.P. Lovecraft
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Abraham Maslow
“To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”
Abraham Maslow

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