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  • #1
    Judy Nichols
    “If you can work anywhere, anytime, then pretty soon you're working everywhere all the time.”
    Judy Nichols, Tree Huggers
    tags: work

  • #2
    “I miss it if I’m not in it for any length of time; I don’t feel comfortable. I want trees and I want frequent rain.”
    Murray Morgan

  • #3
    “At Reed College, I learned very quickly that I didn't know nearly enough. I learned, first, that every student there was as smart as I was, and quite a few seemed smarter.”
    John Daniel, Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone

  • #4
    Bill Pronzini
    “ sounded very good and very false at the same time, so that you had the feeling that even if was true, he was touching only on the very highest points and maybe embellishing those a little.”
    Bill Pronzini, The Vanished

  • #5
    Judy Nichols
    “On the freeway of life, Lisa Watson was stuck at the entrance ramp, trapped behind a cautious old lady in a Buick.”
    Judy Nichols, Caviar Dreams

  • #6
    “Mary wasn't brilliant.She was a good woman who let her emotions guide her politics. She just couldn't help being for anybody who was agin something.”
    Murray Morgan

  • #7
    Richard Dawkins
    “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • #8
    James Reston Jr.
    “In 1487 alone, two hundred heretics had-in one of the greatest euphemisms in the history of language-"relaxed," that is, burned at the stake.

    Dogs of God, Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors”
    James Reston

  • #9
    Wilkie Collins
    “Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it. I burst out crying.”
    Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone

  • #10
    Bill Bryson
    “Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious.”
    Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • #11
    Bill Bryson
    “It is easy to overlook this thought that life just is. As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of the intoxicating existence we've been endowed with. But what's life to a lichen? Yet its impulse to exist, to be , is every bit as strong as ours-arguably even stronger. If I were told that I had to spend decades being a furry growth on a rock in the woods, I believe I would lose the will to go on. Lichens don't. Like virtually all living things, they will suffer any hardship, endure any insult, for a moment's additions existence. Life, in short just wants to be.”
    Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • #12
    Bill Bryson
    “Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”
    Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • #13
    Reed Farrel Coleman
    “When cops are on the job they love lawyers like lions love hyenas, only minus the mutual respect.”
    Reed Farrel Coleman, The James Deans

  • #14
    Bill Bryson
    “Protons give an atom its identity, electrons its personality.”
    Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • #15
    P.D. James
    “But perhaps what mattered at eighty was habit, the body no longer interested in sex, the mind no longer interested in speculation, the smaller things in life mattering more than the large and, in the end, the slow realization that nothing really mattered at all.”
    P.D. James

  • #16
    Richard Dawkins
    “...when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.”
    Richard Dawkins

  • #17
    “Plants don't have a brain because they are not going anywhere.”
    Robert Sylwester

  • #18
    Raymond Chandler
    “Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.”
    Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep