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The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
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The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
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M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang
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The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
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The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost
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Alain de Botton
“The most boring and unproductive question one can ask of any religion is whether or not it is true.”
Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

“If Korea were a person, it would be diagnosed as a neurotic, with both an inferiority and a superiority complex.”
Euny Hong, The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture

Alain de Botton
“But we would do well to meditate daily, rather as the religious do on their God, on the 9.5 trillion kilometres which comprise a single light year, or perhaps on the luminosity of the largest known star in our galaxy, Eta Carinae, 7,500 light years distant, 400 times the size of the sun and 4 million times as bright. We should punctuate our calendars with celebrations in honour of VY Canis Majoris, a red hypergiant in the constellation Canis Major, 5,000 light years from earth and 2,100 times bigger than our sun. Nightly – perhaps after the main news bulletin – we might observe a moment of silence in order to contemplate the 200 to 400 billion stars in our galaxy, the 100 billion galaxies and the 3 septillion stars in the universe. Whatever their value may be to science, the stars are in the end no less valuable to mankind as solutions to our megalomania, self-pity and anxiety. To answer our need to be repeatedly connected through our senses to ideas of transcendence, we should insist that a percentage of all prominently positioned television screens on public view be hooked up to live feeds from the transponders of our extraplanetary telescopes. We would then be able to ensure that our frustrations, our broken hearts, our hatred of those who haven’t called us and our regrets over opportunities that have passed us by would continuously be rubbed up against, and salved by, images of galaxies such as Messier 101, a spiral structure which sits towards the bottom left corner of the constellation Ursa Major, 23 million light years away, majestically unaware of everything we are and consolingly unaffected by all that tears us apart.”
Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
Luciano Pavarotti

Lemony Snicket
“Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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