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  • #1
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #2
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #3
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #4
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #5
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #6
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #7
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

  • #8
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #9
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #10
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #11
    Sylvia Plath
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #12
    Franz Kafka
    “Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #13
    “There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.”
    Albert Dietrich, Army GI, Pacifist Co: The World War II Letters of Frank Dietrich and Albert Dietrich

  • #14
    Albert Camus
    “The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”
    Albert Camus

  • #15
    Amartya Sen
    “While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection”
    Amartya Sen

  • #16
    Amartya Sen
    “the identity of an individual is essentially a function of her choices, rather than the discovery of an immutable attribute”
    Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

  • #17
    Amartya Sen
    “The increasing tendency towards seeing people in terms of one dominant ‘identity’ (‘this is your duty as an American’, ‘you must commit these acts as a Muslim’, or ‘as a Chinese you should give priority to this national engagement’) is not only an imposition of an external and arbitrary priority, but also the denial of an important liberty of a person who can decide on their respective loyalties to different groups (to all of which he or she belongs).”
    Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice

  • #18
    Amartya Sen
    “Famines are easy to prevent if there is a serious effort to do so, and a democratic government, facing elections and criticisms from opposition parties and independent newspapers, cannot help but make such an effort. Not surprisingly, while India continued to have famines under British rule right up to independence … they disappeared suddenly with the establishment of a multiparty democracy and a free press. … a free press and an active political opposition constitute the best early-warning system a country threaten by famines can have”
    Amartya Sen



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