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  • #1
    Max Brooks
    “The dead walk among us.”
    Max Brooks

  • #2
    Joseph Campbell
    “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
    Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

  • #3
    Karl Marx
    “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

    [These words are also inscribed upon his grave]”
    Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

  • #4
    Sam Harris
    “A kernel of truth lurks at the heart of religion, because spiritual experience, ethical behavior, and strong communities are essential for human happiness. And yet our religious traditions are intellectually defunct and politically ruinous. While spiritual experience is clearly a natural propensity of the human mind, we need not believe anything on insufficient evidence to actualize it.”
    Sam Harris

  • #5
    Steven Weinberg
    “With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion.”
    Steven Weinberg

  • #6
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #7
    Frank Herbert
    “Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck.
    Darwi Odrade - Chapterhouse: Dune”
    Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

  • #8
    Flannery O'Connor
    “I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing.”
    Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

  • #9
    Toni Morrison
    “Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.”
    Toni Morrison