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Choose Yourself by James Altucher
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“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
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Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”
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The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth
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I've investigated quite a few books on rhetorical devices over the years, and typically they give too many techniques and not enough examples; Forsyth's book, by contrast, arguably displays the opposite character
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
"When Thomas Pynchon invented what James Wood later named “hyper realism”, he did literature no favors. To read Pynchon is to witness genius at its most joyless. A mind capable of inventing myriad things and compelled to record them all. But at lea..." Read more of this review »
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Jonathan Lethem
“My heart and the elevator, a plummet inside a plummet.”
Jonathan Lethem, As She Climbed across the Table

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough energy to do it. "He who desires but acts not," wrote Blake with his accustomed vigor, "Breeds pestilence.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Henry David Thoreau
“The tragedy in a man’s life is what dies inside of him while he lives.”
Henry David Thoreau

Gertrude Stein
“Wake a question. Eat an instant, answer”
Gertrude Stein

Wallace Stevens
“If sex were all, then every trembling hand
Could make us squeak, like dolls, the wished-for words.”
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