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Choose Yourself by James Altucher
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The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.Henry David Thoreau
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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.Henry David Thoreau
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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...more
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"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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Gertrude Stein
“Wake a question. Eat an instant, answer”
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Wallace Stevens
“Reality is a cliché from which we escape by metaphor.”
Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

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

Ovid
“Nothing is stronger than habit.”
Ovid
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Wallace Stevens
“If sex were all, then every trembling hand
Could make us squeak, like dolls, the wished-for words.”
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