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A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
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Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.
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Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
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As a life's work, I would remember everything - everything, against loss. I would go through life like a plankton net.
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As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
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Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
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Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
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I noticed this process of waking, and predicted with terrifying logic that one of these years not far away I would be awake continuously and never slip back, and never be free of myself again.
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I woke in bits, like all children, piecemeal over the years. I discovered myself and the world, and forgot them, and discovered them again.
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I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
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It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
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People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subject inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.
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Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.
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The dedicated life is worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
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The surest sign of age is loneliness.
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The writer studies literature, not the world. He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write.
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There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
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There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
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There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.
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You can't test courage cautiously.
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Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.
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