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The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
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John Irving
“Here in St. Cloud’s,” Dr. Larch wrote, “ I have been given the choice of playing God or leaving practically everything up to chance. It is my experience that practically everything is left up to chance much of the time; men who believe in good and evil, and who believe that good should win, should watch for those moments when it is possible to play God – we should seize those moments. There won’t be may”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

Bill Bryson
“In France, a chemist named Pilatre de Rozier tested the flammability of hydrogen by gulping a mouthful and blowing across an open flame, proving at a stroke that hydrogen is indeed explosively combustible and that eyebrows are not necessarily a permanent feature of one's face.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Carol Shields
“This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue.”
Carol Shields, Unless

Douglas Coupland
“I don't deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it hurts.”
Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief

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