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“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
John Updike
“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll
Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf
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Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf
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Metamorphoses by Ovid
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Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
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The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf
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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
Henry Thomas Buckle

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Will Rogers
“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
Will Rogers

Winston S. Churchill
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”
Winston S. Churchill

Lauren Oliver
“I’ll tell you another secret, this one for your own good. You may think the past has something to tell you. You may think that you should listen, should strain to make out its whispers, should bend over backward, stoop down low to hear its voice breathed up from the ground, from the dead places. You may think there’s something in it for you, something to understand or make sense of.
But I know the truth: I know from the nights of Coldness. I know the past will drag you backward and down, have you snatching at whispers of wind and the gibberish of trees rubbing together, trying to decipher some code, trying to piece together what was broken. It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.
Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do—the only thing—is run.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

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