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Gilles Deleuze
“If you're trapped in the dream of the Other, you're fucked.”
Gilles Deleuze

Jim Rohn
“Let others lead small lives, but not you.. Let others argue over small things, but not you.. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.”
Jim Rohn

Martin Heidegger
“Why is love beyond all measure of other human possibilities so rich and such a sweet burden for the one who has been struck by it? Because we change ourselves into that which we love, and yet remain ourselves. Then we would like to thank the beloved, but find nothing that would do it adequately. We can only be thankful to ourselves. Love transforms gratitude into faithfulness to ourselves and into an unconditional faith in the Other. Thus love steadily expands its most intimate secret. Closeness here is existence in the greatest distance from the other- the distance that allows nothing to dissolve - but rather presents the “thou” in the transparent, but “incomprehensible” revelation of the “just there”. That the presence of the other breaks into our own life - this is what no feeling can fully encompass. Human fate gives itself to human fate, and it is the task of pure love to keep this self-surrender as vital as on the first day.”
Martin Heidegger

James Patterson
“Hello, Max," he said quietly, searching my face. "How do you feel?"

Which was a ten on the "imbecilic question" scale of one to ten.

Why, I feel fine, Jeb," I said brightly. "How about you?"

Any nausea? Headache?"

Yep. And it's standing here talking to me.”
James Patterson

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life

Erik Pevernagie
“The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Many politicians promise green, green grass by blending niceties with delusion and by using alluring confidence tricks. They voice attractive tales and tell things, people like to hear. But the post-factual grassland often appears to be parched and barren. ("The grass was greener over there")”
Erik Pevernagie

George R.R. Martin
“She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Kamand Kojouri
“We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.”
Kamand Kojouri

Charles Dickens
“He would make a lovely corpse.”
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
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Victoria Schwab
“He wondered about himself (whether he was broken, or special, or better, or worse) and about other people (whether they were really all as stupid as they seemed).”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

Gilles Deleuze
“Si vous êtes pris dans le rêve de l‘autre; vous êtez foutus.”
Gilles Deleuze

Noam Chomsky
“Of course all such conclusions about appropriate actions against the rich and powerful are based on a fundamental flaw: This is us, and that is them. This crucial principle, deeply embedded in Western culture, suffices to undermine even the most precise analogy and the most impeccable reasoning.”
Noam Chomsky, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

Marcus Aurelius
“We are the other of the other”
Marco Aurelio

Ken Liu
“But being the mirrors for each other's souls has a cost: by the time they part from each other, the individuals in the mating pair have become indistinguishable. Before their merger, they each yearned for the other; as they part, they part from the self. The very quality that attracted them to each other is also, inevitably, destroyed in their union.”
Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Germaine Greer
“If women understand by emancipation the adoption of the masculine role then we are lost indeed. If women can supply no counterbalance to the blindness of male drive the aggressive society will run to its lunatic extremes at ever-escalating speed. Who will safeguard the despised animal faculties of compassion, empathy, innocence and sensuality?”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Donald Hall
“[O]ver the years I travelled to another universe. However alert we are, however much we think we know what will happen, antiquity remains an unknown, unanticipated galaxy. It is alien, and old people are a separate form of life. They have green skin, with two heads that sprout antennae. They can be pleasant, they can be annoying--in the supermarket, these old ladies won't get out of my way--but most important they are permanently other. When we turn eighty, we understand that we are extraterrestrial. If we forget for a moment that we are old, we are reminded when we try to stand up, or when we encounter someone young, who appears to observe green skin, extra heads, and protuberances.”
Donald Hall

Stephen King
“Shiny happy people don’t hold guns in their laps that way.”
Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes
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Angela Carter
“The magnificence of such objects hardly pertains to the human. They live only in a world of icons and there they participate in rituals which transmute life itself to a series of grand gestures, as moving as they are absurd.”
Angela Carter, Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

J.M.G. Le Clézio
“The fact is, that for the Huichol, and for all those who refuse, who are in flight, words and things are precisely what language does not speak about. Language is a natural act which implies belonging. He who exists, speaks. He who does not speak, does not exist. He has no place in the world. The Huichol language is Huichol to the same degree as the Huichol earth, the Huichol sky, religion, tattooing, dress, the peyoteros' hat. It is not enough to pronounce the syllables of the Huichol language to be Huichol. That is obvious.”
J.M.G. Le Clézio, The Book of Flights

Ransom Riggs
“An octopus in a tuxedo is still an octopus.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Museum of Wonders

Mitch Albom
“Some of these things I understand, some I do not.
It makes no difference.
The discussions give me an excuse to talk to him, fatherly conversations I cannot have with my father, who would like me to be a lawyer.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Tayeb Salih
“Over there is like here, neither better or worse. But I am from here, just as the date palm standing in the courtyard of our house has grown in our house and not in anyone else's.”
Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

“Sometimes we can’t see what we are learning till we come to the other side of it..”
Jaya Bhateja

Alberto Manguel
“The identity of the city, because of the laws that define it, depends on some sort of banning or exclusion. The individual identity required the reverse: a constant effort of inclusion, a story reminding Gilgamesh that, in order to know who one is, we need two.”
Alberto Manguel, La cité des mots: CBC Massey Lectures

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“The character of traitor is to destroy surrounding in sake of others.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Steven Magee
“I was fortunate when I worked at the DeSoto Solar Farm that I had already seen some of the dangerous problems at other solar power systems I had worked at.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Too much rain and too little rain will be as bad as each other during climate change.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I view OSHA and the police the same way: Only interact with them when you have exhausted all other options available to you.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The two supplements needed to treat Altitude Hypersensitivity do not work independently of each other, they have to be taken together.”
Steven Magee

“The good you do for others
is the good you do yourself.”
Augusto Branco

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