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Chris Hadfield
“It’s not enough to shelve your own competitive streak. You have to try, consciously, to help others succeed.”
Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Stephen Koch
“Use every mistake. The inarticulate parts point to where you must make the words say exactly what you mean. The ragged parts point to what you must polish. The gaping holes tell you what has to be filled. The dull parts tell you unfailingly what must be cut. The blank spots show exactly what you must go out and find. These are infallible guides, and though they talk tough, they are your friends.”
Stephen Koch, The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction

Edmund de Waal
“The vitrines exist so that you can see objects, but not touch them: they frame things, suspend them, tantalise through distance.”
Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Chris Hadfield
“I wasn’t destined to be an astronaut. I had to turn myself into one.”
Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Chris Hadfield
“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you'd be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become.”
Chris Hadfield

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