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Daniel James Brown
“It’s not a question of whether you will hurt, or of how much you will hurt; it’s a question of what you will do, and how well you will do it, while pain has her wanton way with you.”
Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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“If we could picture the thoughts of those who stand about a deathbed, what fearful sights should we not see? Money is always the motive-spring of the schemes elaborated, of all the plans that are made and the plots that are woven about it!

Honoré de Balzac. Gobseck (Kindle Locations 686-687).

Ain't that the truth!”
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Daniel James Brown
“It takes energy to get angry. It eats you up inside. I can't waste my energy like that and expect to get ahead. When they left, it took everything I had in me just to survive. Now I have to stay focused. I've just gotta take care of it myself' Joe Rantz”
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Guy de Maupassant
“For some years he had felt weighing on him the burden of loneliness which sometimes overwhelms old bachelors. He had been strong, active and cheerful, spending his days in sport, and his evenings in amusement. Now he was growing dull, and no longer took interest in anything. Exercise tired him, suppers and even dinners made him ill, while women bored him as much as they had once amused him.”
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Henry Marsh
“Neuroscience tells us that it is highly improbable that we have souls, as everything we think and feel is no more or no less than the electrochemical chatter of our nerve cells. Our sense of self, our feelings and our thoughts, our love for others, our hopes and ambitions, our hates and fears all die when our brains die. Many people deeply resent this view of things, which not only deprives us of life after death but also seems to downgrade thought to mere electrochemistry and reduces us to mere automata, to machines. Such people are profoundly mistaken, since what it really does is upgrade matter into something infinitely mysterious that we do not understand. There are one hundred billion nerve cells in our brains. Does each one have a fragment of consciousness within it? How many nerve cells do we require to be conscious or to feel pain? Or does consciousness and thought reside in the electrochemical impulses that join these billions of cells together? Is a snail aware? Does it feel pain when you crush it underfoot? Nobody knows.”
Henry Marsh, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

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Description: This isn't a book, though perhaps it's a memoir of my reading. I wanted somewhere on GR to record my too-ambitious reading plans, my progress in achieving them and how they go awry! BTW I don't count audio books, short stories or children's books towards my 75 books for the purposes of the 75 Books in a Year Challenge. GR also counts an unfinished book towards the reading challenge goal if you give it a rating, so this is an attempt to keep the record straight.
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Description: This is a record of my reading of Nobel Prize for Literature authors. There are links to online reviews if I've done one: some I wrote directly onto the Read the Nobels blog at and there is a link from there to the ones I've written on my own blog.
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