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Robin Sloan
“She's scrolling fast through my code, which is a little embarrassing, because my code is full of comments like 'Hell, yeah!' and 'Now, computer, it is time for you to do my bidding.”
Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Helen Macdonald
“Like a good academic, I thought books were for answers.”
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald
“What happens to the mind after bereavement makes no sense until later. Even as I watched I’d half-realised Prideaux was a figure I’d picked out for a father. But what I should have realised, too, on those northern roads, is that what the mind does after losing one’s father isn’t just to pick new fathers from the world, but pick new selves to love them with.”
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald
“Stimulus: opera. Response: kill.”
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk
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Helen Macdonald
“When you are learning how to do something, you do not have to worry about whether or not you are good at it. But when you have done something, have learned how to do it, you are not safe any more. Being an expert opens you up to judgement.”
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

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