Atlas Quotes

“My name is not Atlas without the T. You ...

“My name is not Atlas without the T. You can’t call me A**y without the A. So stop it. That is not my name. I don’t have a name.”
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"Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. ...

"Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is." - Timothy Cavendish, Cloud Atlas
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“My life amounts to no more than one drop in ...

“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?” David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Jul 05
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“I ask not for a lig...

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders” -Atlas
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"Step by step a...

"Step by step and the thing is done." ~ Charles Atlas
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“If you don't know, the thing t...

“If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
📅︎ Jul 14
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No matter what you do it will never amount to anything...

No matter what you do it will never amount to anything but a single dropin a limitless ocean. What is an ocean but a multitude of drops.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas.
📅︎ Jan 04
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You have to do what...

You have to do whatever you can't NOT do ~Luisa Rey (Cloud Atlas)
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"He despised a need which now held no shred of joy or meaning, which had...

"He despised a need which now held no shred of joy or meaning, which had become the mere need of a woman's body, an anonymous body that belonged to a woman whom he had to forget while he held it" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)
📅︎ Nov 27
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“When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final...

“When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will learn; one of us will win, but both will profit” -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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"Implausible truth can serve ...

"Implausible truth can serve one better than plausible fiction." -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Jul 14
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“I believe there is another world waiting...

“I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Jan 07
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"Later that night I held an atlas in my lap, ran my fingers...

"Later that night I held an atlas in my lap, ran my fingers across the whole world, and whispered 'where does it hurt?' It answered, 'Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere.'" Warsan Shire
📅︎ Nov 15
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Step by step a...

Step by step and the thing is done. -Charles Atlas
📅︎ May 30
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"Travel far eno...

"Travel far enough you meet Yourself " - Cloud Atlas
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“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others,...

“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Feb 07
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"In an individual, selfishness uglifies th...

"In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction." - Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
📅︎ Sep 25
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“Books don't offer real escape, but...

“Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.” ― David Mitchell, "Cloud Atlas"
📅︎ Dec 14
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"Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world ...

"Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously." Norman Vincent Peale
📅︎ Jul 03
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"Rights are susceptible to subversio...

"Rights are susceptible to subversion, as even granite is susceptible to erosion." - Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
📅︎ Sep 25
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Step by step an...

Step by step and the thing is done. ** Charles Atlas
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"All boundaries are conventions, national ones too. One m...

"All boundaries are conventions, national ones too. One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so" -Robert Frobisher, David Mitchell's *Cloud Atlas*
📅︎ Oct 20
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"All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until t...

"All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities." - Sonmi-451, from David Mitchell's 'Cloud Atlas'
📅︎ Jul 19
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"If a man is lonely wh...

"If a man is lonely when he is alone, he is in bad company" - Atlas Dubya
📅︎ Nov 13
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"Maps and atlases show us countries in different colours. Undoubtedly people do differ from ...

"Maps and atlases show us countries in different colours. Undoubtedly people do differ from one another, but they resemble each other also a great deal, and it is well to keep this in mind and not be misled by the colours on the map..." - Jawaharlal Nehru, "Glimpses of World History"
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'Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. ...

'Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is.' - Timothy Cavendish, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Oct 23
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"And only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your...

"And only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean! Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?" - David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
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“Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life y...

“Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
📅︎ Sep 09
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“Power, time, gravity, love. The fo...

“Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Oct 30
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“Truth is singular. Its ...

“Truth is singular. Its 'versions' are mistruths.” -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Jul 09
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"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will neve...

"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." - John Galt in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
📅︎ Aug 22
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"But if my love of truth is left as my only possession, then th...

"But if my love of truth is left as my only possession, then the greater the loss behind me, the greater the pride I may take in the price I have paid for that love." -Hank Rearden, Atlas Shrugged
📅︎ Mar 09
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"Yesterday, my life was headed...

"Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another" Cloud Atlas movie
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"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we ar...

"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime, and every kindness, we birth our future" -Cloud Atlas
📅︎ Nov 14
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