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“We have decommissioned natural selection and must now look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become.” – E.O. Wilson (Via this convo between Steven Kotler and Jason Silva)  
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The Next Real Rebels

The next real literary “rebels” in this country might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels, born oglers who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles. Who treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in U.S. life with reverence...
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“Those who were seen dancing were called insane by those who could not hear the music.” — Nietzche I don’t know how but I’ve somehow gone all my life without coming across this quote, or if I had, I’d forgotten it. Just heard it on Jason Silva’s latest Shots of Awe.
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“There is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” — Solomon

From Ecclesiastes, which scholars believe Solomon wrote toward the end of his life. And he lived an insane life. According to the Bible, he asked got for wisdom, got it, became incredibly wealthy, then married like a thousand wives and lived it up … and by the end of it all, this is what he had...
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How to write only what people want to read.

From Tommy Tomlinson's blog: "He wrote 45 books, dozens of short stories, plus screenplays and essays and magazine articles and book reviews. Millions of words. And you might read them for days before you find a flowery descriptive passage, a wandering adverb or a boring character. That’s not just skill. That's ..."
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How long should writers write for free?

“Write without pay until somebody offers pay; if nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.” — Mark Twain (Via Brain Pickings)
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How The Greats Were Great

"The greats weren't great because at birth they could paint. The greats were great cause they paint a lot."
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Quote: Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) On How To Relax

“We’re not really taught how to recreate constructively. We need to do more than find diversions; we need to restore and expand ourselves. Our idea of relaxing is all too often to plop down in front of the television set and let its pandering idiocy liquefy our brains. Shutting off the thought process is not...
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