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They tell you to live in the moment, not to constantly look ahead or backward or try to add it all up but to taste the full ripe fruit of the now. But if you really did you’d stay there, stringing yourself along like some kind of addict, ...more
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Umberto Eco
“When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.”
Umberto Eco

Doris Lessing
“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Gustave Flaubert
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
Gustave Flaubert

Yogi Berra
“If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be. ”
Yogi Berra

Angela Carter
“There was a house we all had in common and it was called the past, even though we'd lived in different rooms.”
Angela Carter, Wise Children
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