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Richard Wiseman
“Visualize Yourself Doing, Not Achieving.”
Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot

Walt Kelly
“Don't take life so serious, ain't no how permanent.

--Porky Pine, June 19-24, 1950”
Walt Kelly, Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder

Steven Pinker
“I am sometimes asked, "How do you know there won't be a war tomorrow (or a genocide, or an act of terrorism) that will refute your whole thesis?" The question misses the point of this book. The point is not that we have entered an Age of Aquarius in which every last earthling has been pacified forever. It is that substantial reductions in violence have taken place, and it is important to understand them. Declines in violence are caused by political, economic, and ideological conditions that take hold in particular cultures at particular times. If the conditions reverse, violence could go right back up.”
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Richard Wiseman
“Buy Experiences Not Goods. Want to buy happiness? Then spend your hard-earned cash on experiences. Go out for a meal. Go to a concert, cinema or theatre. Go on holiday. Go and learn how to pole dance. Go paintballing. Go bungee jumping. In fact, get involved in anything that provides an opportunity to do things with others, and then tell even more people about it afterwards. When it comes to happiness, remember that it is experiences that represent really good value for money.”
Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot

H.P. Lovecraft
“And at last I resolved to scale that tower, fall though I might; since it were better to glimpse the sky and perish, than to live without ever beholding day.”
H.P. Lovecraft

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