Experience

453 – “The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

–Stanley Kubrick

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449 – “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

–Jojen Reed in George R R Martin’s A Dance with Dragons

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425 – “What is my life for and what am I going to do with it? I don’t know and I’m afraid. I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

–Sylvia Plath

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“L’univers est une espece de livre, dont on n’a lu que la premiere page quand on n’a vu que son Pays.”

“The universe is a sort of book, whose first page one has read when one has seen only one’s own country.”

– Louis-Charles Fougeret de Monbron

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