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Mara Mara said: " Funny stuff. Definitely more "classic Sedaris" than Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, but not in my top two or three of his books. As always, I prefer to listen to him read aloud. ...more "

 
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Vladimir Nabokov
“Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.”
Vladimir Nabokov (translator)

Chuck Palahniuk
“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”
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Tom Robbins
“Humans have evolved to their relatively high state by retaining the immature characteristics of their ancestors. Humans are the most advanced of mammals – although a case could be made for the dolphins – because they seldom grow up. Behavioral traits such as curiosity about the world, flexibility of response, and playfulness are common to practically all young mammals but are usually rapidly lost with the onset of maturity in all but humans. Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Kahlil Gibran
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Kahlil Gibran

Hunter S. Thompson
“The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels

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