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Ryan Holiday
“It is always revealing to see how a person responds to those situations where he’s told: “There’s nothing you can do about it. This is the way of the world.” Peter Thiel’s friend, the mathematician and economist Eric Weinstein, has a category of individual he defines as a “high-agency person.” How do you respond when told something is impossible? Is that the end of the conversation or the start of one? What’s the reaction to being told you can’t—that no one can? One type accepts it, wallows in it even. The other questions it, fights it, rejects it.”
Ryan Holiday, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

David Hume
“Stercus accidit.”
David Hume

Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

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