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John Knowles
“I felt that I was not, never had been and never would be a living part of this overpoweringly solid and deeply meaningful world around me.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

John Knowles
“This was the tree, and it seemed to me standing there to resemble those men, the giants of your childhood, whom you encounter years later and find that they are not merely smaller in relation to your growth, but they are absolutely smaller, shrunken by age. In this double demotion the old giants have become pygmies while you were looking the other way.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

John Knowles
“Stranded in this mill town railroad yard while the whole world was converging elsewhere, we seemed to be nothing but children playing among heroic men.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of our friends are our friends only because we used to be friends.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

“I remember the Hunt from ten years ago. How for months afterward I didn’t dare fall asleep because of the nightmares that would invade my mind: hideous images of an imagines Hunt, wet and violent and full of blood. Horrific cries of fear and panic, the sound of flesh ripped and bones crushed puncturing the night stillness.”
Andrew Fukuda, The Hunt

John Knowles
“the scornful force of his tone turned the word into a curse”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In some rare cases, a friendship between two people benefits both of them, and what’s more, in some rarer cases, it benefits both of them equally.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

John Knowles
“As I had to do whenever I glimpsed this river, I thought of Phineas. Not of the tree and pain, but of one of his favorite tricks, Phineas in exaltation, balancing on one foot on the prow of a canoe like a river god, his raised arms invoking the air to support him, face transfigured, body a complex set of balances and compensations, each muscle aligned in perfection with all the others to maintain this supreme fantasy of achievement, his skin glowing from immersions, his whole body hanging between river and sky as though he had transcended gravity and might by gently pushing upward with his foot glide a little way higher and remain suspended in space, encompassing all the glory of the summer and offering it to the sky.”
john knowles

John Knowles
“I turned with an inward groan to look at him. Quackenbush wasn't going to let me just do the work for him like the automaton I wished to be. We were going to have to be pitted against each other. It was easy enough now to see why. For Quackenbush had been systematically disliked since he first set foot in Devon, with careless, disinterested insults coming at him from the beginning, voting for and applauding the class leaders through years of attaining nothing he wanted for himself. I didn't want to add to his humiliations; I even sympathized with his trembling, goaded egotism he could no longer contain, the furious arrogance which sprang out now at the mere hint of opposition from someone he had at last found whom he could consider inferior to himself. I realized that all this explained him, and it wasn't the words he said which angered me. It was only that he was so ignorant, that he knew nothing of the gypsy summer, nothing of the loss I was fighting to endure, of skylarks and splashes and petal-bearing breezes, he had not seen Leper's snails or the Charter of the Super Suicide Society; he shared nothing, knew nothing, felt nothing as Phineas had done.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

John Knowles
“As I walked briskly out the road the wind knifed at my face, but this sun caressed the back of my neck.”
john knowles

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are, or rather our natural desire to evade pain and to attain pleasure is, the primary reason we do or say every single thing we do or say.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“*Prostitution* is a euphemism for rape incidents that the victim and the economy profits from.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In many cases, it was the woman’s stomach—not her heart—that fell for her man.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

John Knowles
“I saw on the pad not an operator's number from my home town, but one which seemed to interrupt the beating of my heart.”
John Knowles

John Knowles
“Must like the rest of us on the surface, he had an underlying obliging and considerate strain which barred him from being a really important member of the class. You had to be rude at least sometimes and edgy often to be credited with "personality," and without that accolade no one at Devon could be anyone. No one, with the exception of course of Phineas.”
john knowles

Toba Beta
“There were three things sought by invaders who crossed
oceans to discover America. Those were gold, gospel, glory.
There are four things sought by aliens who crossed heavens
to discover planet earth. Those are gold, gospel, glory, gene.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is humanly impossible to be selfless. As a matter of fact, human beings are inherently selfish.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The pleasure or the benefit that the object of our deed derives from it is every now and then greater or even more important than the one we derive from the deed.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Females and boys are the only creatures that propose others for friendship. As for the rest of us, friendship sort of just happens.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In some cases, it is the woman’s stomach—not her heart—that has left her man for another.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Richard Dawkins
“An itinerant selfish gene/ Said 'bodies a- plenty I've seen./ You think you're so clever/ But I'll live for ever./ You're just a survival machine.”
Richard Dawkins

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You can inherit good genes, not greatness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“We all carry success gene within us, but its manifestation is our responsibility.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Steven Pinker
“Many people think that the theory of the selfish gene says that “animals try to spread their genes.” That misstates the facts and it misstates the theory. Animals, including most people, know nothing about genetics and care even less. People love their children not because they want to spread their genes (consciously or unconsciously) but because they can’t help it. That love makes them try to keep their children warm, fed, and safe. What is selfish is not the real motives of the person but the metaphorical motives of the genes that built the person. Genes “try” to spread themselves by wiring animals’ brains so the animals love their kin and try to keep warm, fed, and safe.”
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

“The circular flow of biological information -

Genes encode RNAs to build Proteins to form/regulate Organisms that sense Environments that influence Proteins, RNA that regulate Genes.”
Siddharta Mukherjee
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Lone Frank
“We are all mutants with ticking time bombs hidden inside”
Lone Frank, My Beautiful Genome: Exposing Our Genetic Future, One Quirk at a Time

“Die Gene können beeinflussen, wie beeinflussbar jemand ist.”
Nicole Strüber, Die erste Bindung: Wie Eltern die Entwicklung des kindlichen Gehirns prägen

Steven Magee
“When we die, we live on in our children.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Hello high altitude astronomy, hello changing gender.”
Steven Magee

“The genetic code is universal... there is nothing particularly special about human genes.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee (author), The Gene

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