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George Orwell on speaking the truth

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

George Orwell
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Einstein: ‘It’s not that I’m so smart…’

“It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s that I stay with problems longer.”

Albert Einstein
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David Bowie: ‘We are arriving and departing all at the same time’

David Bowie: 'We are arriving and departing all at the same time'
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“The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”

David Bowie
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John Steinbeck on what it means to be alive

To be alive at all is to have scars.

John Steinbeck
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Lin-Manuel Miranda on the artist’s only responsibility

An artist’s only responsibility is to be true and authentically yourself.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Jack Kerouac: ‘Don’t use the phone. Use poetry.’

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.”

Jack Kerouac
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Emil Cioran: ‘I know peace only when my ambitions sleep’

“I know peace only when my ambitions sleep. Once they waken, anxiety repossesses me. Life is a state of ambition. The mole digging his tunnels is ambitious. Ambition is in effect everywhere, and we see its traces on the faces of the dead themselves.”

Emil Cioran
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Bourdain: ‘I love having my teeth kicked in by a different perspective’

“I love having my teeth kicked in by a different perspective.”

Anthony Bourdain
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Paul Valéry: ‘The greatest freedom comes from the greatest strictness’

“The greatest freedom comes from the greatest strictness.”

Paul Valéry
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Epictetus: Two ears, one mouth

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus