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„The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.“

—  Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

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„The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
Ch. 22

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William James photo

„Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

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„Facts are constituted by older ideologies“

—  Paul Karl Feyerabend Austrian-born philosopher of science 1924 - 1994
Context: Facts are constituted by older ideologies, and a clash between facts and theories may be proof of progress. Pg. 33.

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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„The sadness will last forever.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
Attributed to Vincent, as quoted by Theo van gogh in his letter from Paris, to Elisabeth van Gogh, 5 August 1890 http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/21/etc-Theo-Lies.htm Some of the last words Vincent said to Theo, while dying

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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„I wish they would take me as I am.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Vincent Van Gogh photo

„The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Vincent Van Gogh photo

„If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

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Hayao Miyazaki photo

„Life is a winking light in the darkness.“

—  Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka 1941
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Manga: 1982-1994, Anime: 1984), Manga, vol. 8

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Mary, Queen of Scots photo

„In my end is my beginning.“

—  Mary, Queen of Scots Scottish monarch and queen consort of France 1542 - 1587

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