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American Beauty by Alan Ball
“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much; my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold onto it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude—for every single moment of my stupid, little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure; but don’t worry….you will someday.”
Alan Ball
Michael Quinn is now a fan of Jean Piaget and Henry Miller
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Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
“I'm not much but I'm all I have.”
Philip K. Dick
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
“I'm a bit retarded, like most Americans.”
Henry Miller
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Outline of a Theory of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu
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Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon
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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
"Dear America,

This is why people think we're stupid.
Knock it off.

Thanks,

Kristen

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When God Talks Back by T.M. Luhrmann
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Just Visiting This Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Philip K. Dick
“I'm not much but I'm all I have.”
Philip K. Dick, Martian Time-Slip

Steven Pinker
“Why should the spread of ideas and people result in reforms that lower violence? There are several pathways. The most obvious is a debunking of ignorance and superstition. A connected and educated populace, at least in aggregate and over the long run, is bound to be disabused of poisonous beliefs, such as that members of other races and ethnicities are innately avaricious or perfidious; that economic and military misfortunes are caused by the treachery of ethnic minorities; that women don't mind to be raped; that children must be beaten to be socialized; that people choose to be homosexual as part of a morally degenerate lifestyle; that animals are incapable of feeling pain. The recent debunking of beliefs that invite or tolerate violence call to mind Voltaire's quip that those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.”
Joe Rogan

Alan Ball
“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much; my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold onto it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude—for every single moment of my stupid, little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure; but don’t worry….you will someday.”
Alan Ball, American Beauty: The Shooting Script

George Carlin
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
George Carlin

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