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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gathe...

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
📅︎ Jan 24
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"Just because you think someone else is beautiful ...

"Just because you think someone else is beautiful doesn't mean you are not; flowers and christmas light, both very beautiful yet vastly different." - unknown.
📅︎ Mar 08
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"There is no nonsense so arrant that it cann...

"There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action." — Bertrand Russell
📅︎ Feb 12
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"Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created th...

"Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure" - George Carlin
📅︎ Aug 23
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"The capacity of human beings to bore o...

"The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal." — H. L. Mencken
📅︎ Jan 27
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"The soberest conclusion that we could make about what has actually been tak...

"The soberest conclusion that we could make about what has actually been taking place on the planet for about three billion years is that it is being turned into a vast pit of fertilizer." (from "The Denial of Death" by Ernest Becker)
📅︎ Jan 16
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"You sit here, in these vast halls with a c...

"You sit here, in these vast halls with a crown upon your head and yet you are lesser now than you have ever been "- Dwalin , The Hobbit
📅︎ Dec 13
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"We have all been brainwashed by put-down theories of Man that you are [A] the wretched ...

"We have all been brainwashed by put-down theories of Man that you are [A] the wretched little subject (and a disobedient one, at that) of an eternal king, and [B] that you are just a fortuitous congress of atoms in a mindless mechanism of infinite vastness" - Alan Watts
📅︎ Dec 11
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‘Conversation would be vastly impro...

‘Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.’ - Andre Maurois
📅︎ Dec 02
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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gathe...

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
📅︎ Oct 20
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“For small creatures such a...

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love” - Carl Sagan
📅︎ Oct 07
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Overtime we've poured more and more refuse into this vast digital landfill we call the internet. I...

Overtime we've poured more and more refuse into this vast digital landfill we call the internet. It now vastly outnumbers and outweighs the things that are fresh and untainted and unused. When everything around us is cultural trash, trash becomes the new medium, the lingua franca of the digital age.
📅︎ Aug 18
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“I saw that my life was a vast...

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted” -Jack Kerouac
📅︎ Jun 03
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"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bo...

"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." — Douglas Adams
📅︎ May 08
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"Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success. He ...

"Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success. He is able to fully live his experiences in the context of a vast and profound serenity, since he understands that experiences are ephemeral and that it is useless to cling to them." - Matthieu Ricard
📅︎ Dec 03
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"Tell people there is an invisible man in the sky who created...

"Tell people there is an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure." -Carlin
📅︎ Jun 17
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“We are going to die and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die beca...

“We are going to die and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. We won the lottery of birth, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred." - Richard Dawkins
📅︎ Mar 03
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"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men...

"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."
📅︎ Feb 21
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"We never think entirely alone; we think in comp...

"We never think entirely alone; we think in company, in a vast collaboration; we work with the workers of the past and of the present." --Sertillanges
📅︎ Dec 27
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Impossible is nothing but...

Impossible is nothing but a small alley in a vast city of possibilities and chances
📅︎ Jan 31
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“I should have liked to have deployed my men in red coats on the plain do...

“I should have liked to have deployed my men in red coats on the plain down there and ordered them to charge. But now my armies are too vast.” ~ Winston Churchill on observing the British Army attacking German positions in 1945
📅︎ Nov 13
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"Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. ...

"Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' This stranger is a theologian." --Diderot
📅︎ Dec 15
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"Human life is but a series of foot...

"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece" -Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
📅︎ Oct 31
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"I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising t...

"I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine." - J.B.S. Haldane
📅︎ Aug 04
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"Every day, I am humbled by ...

"Every day, I am humbled by the little that I know and the vastness of what I do not know."
📅︎ Sep 06
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Money! Money! Money! shrieking mad celestial money of illusion! Money made of nothing, ...

Money! Money! Money! shrieking mad celestial money of illusion! Money made of nothing, starvation, suicide! Money of failure! Money of death! Money against Eternity! and eternity's strong mills grind out vast paper of illusion! - Allen Ginsberg - Paris, December 1957
📅︎ Aug 04
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“Absence is a house so vast that inside you w...

“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.” - Pablo Neruda, One Hundred Love Sonnets
📅︎ Jun 16
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"The capacity of human beings to bore o...

"The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal." — H. L. Mencken
📅︎ Aug 11
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"It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinar...

"It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever." - Philip Adams
📅︎ Mar 06
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"Everything born in this world is some sort of message. I keep sending someone a mes...

"Everything born in this world is some sort of message. I keep sending someone a message of love. In the middle of this vast universe, we met each other. An infinite power lies in the hidden possibilities Of our meeting, endless beginnings." -Kokia "Infinity"
📅︎ May 06
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“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mi...

“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
📅︎ Dec 17
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"'I'm bored' is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you've ...

"'I'm bored' is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you're alive is amazing, so you don't get to say'I'm bored.'" Louis C.K.
📅︎ Aug 21
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"However vast the darkn...

"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light" - Stanley Kubrick
📅︎ Jun 19
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"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indiff...

"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, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light. --Stanley Kubrick
📅︎ Nov 29
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"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men...

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."
📅︎ Sep 29
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'Existence is a series of foot...

'Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece' - Vladimir Nabokov
📅︎ Aug 29
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"In this vast cosmos, the solar system is a micro speck. In that solar system, the earth is a...

"In this vast cosmos, the solar system is a micro speck. In that solar system, the earth is a super micro speck; in this earth, the city that you live in is a super super micro speck. And in that you are a BIG man/woman. You have competely lost perspective as to who you are." - Sadhguru
📅︎ Mar 16
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"The desert seems vast, even endless, an...

"The desert seems vast, even endless, and yet scientists tell us that somewhere, even now, there is snow." Welcome To Night Vale
📅︎ Oct 01
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"...However vast the darkness ...

"...However vast the darkness we must supply our own light". Stanley Kubrick on human existence.
📅︎ Aug 13
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"To myself I am only a child playing o...

"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." -Isaac Newton
📅︎ Jun 28
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"I saw that my life was a vast ...

"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted." - Jack Kerouac
📅︎ Jan 13
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"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indiff...

"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, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light." -Stanley Kubrick
📅︎ Mar 27
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"To myself I am only a child playing o...

"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Mar 21
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"There exists something so vast and so empty that we refer ...

"There exists something so vast and so empty that we refer to it simply as space." -Please help me source this quote, I can't find the original speaker. (Quote is probably not exact).
📅︎ May 09
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The Universe is one vast, deep, dark, expanding, q...

The Universe is one vast, deep, dark, expanding, quiet, noiseless, wondersome, mystical "one-ing" experience. We all come from the same source. --Matthew Fox
📅︎ May 21
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"Ever bedded in the herbage, quilted by a he...

"Ever bedded in the herbage, quilted by a heavenly vast, unconcerned about the future, and forgetful about the past?" Gibran Khalil Gibran
📅︎ Nov 05
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Consider the true picture. Think of myriads of tiny bubbles, very...

Consider the true picture. Think of myriads of tiny bubbles, very sparsely scattered, rising through a vast black sea. We rule some of the bubbles. Of the waters we know nothing....—Niven & Pournelle
📅︎ Aug 09
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"Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our acti...

"Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?" - Odysseus in Troy
📅︎ Oct 21
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But, however many ways there may be of being al...

But, however many ways there may be of being alive, it is certain that there are vastly more ways of being dead, or rather not alive.—Richard Dawkins
📅︎ Sep 14
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History is a vast early warni...

History is a vast early warning system. -Norman Cousins, editor and author (24 Jun 1915-1990)
📅︎ Jun 24
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“Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created ...

“Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” George Carlin
📅︎ Aug 22
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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gathe...

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
📅︎ Jun 28
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"For small creatures such a...

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." - Carl Sagan
📅︎ Jul 27
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"All of these stars ... these vast worlds that...

"All of these stars ... these vast worlds that remain out of reach. If I could, I would annex other planets!" - Cecil Rhodes, British imperialist
📅︎ Oct 07
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"However vast the dark...

"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light" Stanley Kubrick
📅︎ May 27
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"Men who kill without reason ca...

"Men who kill without reason cannot be reasoned with." - Stoick the Vast, How to Train Your Dragon 2
📅︎ Apr 04
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"If you believe in trying to make the best of the finite number of years we have on this planet...

"If you believe in trying to make the best of the finite number of years we have on this planet, think that pride and self-righteousness are the cause of most conflict and negativity, and are humbled by the vastness and mystery of the Universe, then I'm the same religion as you." --- Sal Khan
📅︎ Feb 02
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Unfortunately the next day was not the vast, extraneous expanse of time I had feverishly lo...

Unfortunately the next day was not the vast, extraneous expanse of time I had feverishly looked forward to. When it drew to a close my laziness and painful struggle to overcome obstacles had simply lasted twenty four more hours. - Narrator, In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
📅︎ Feb 06
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“I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-viol...

“I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.” Mahatma Gandhi
📅︎ Oct 16
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“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science be...

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man.” - Albert Einstein
📅︎ Feb 23
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Women explore for eternity...

Women explore for eternity in the vast garden of sacrifice - Celine, Before Midnight
📅︎ Sep 25
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"Simply put, there is a vast ocean of shit you p...

"Simply put, there is a vast ocean of shit you people don't know shit about. Rick knows every fine grain of said shit... and then some" - Abraham Ford
📅︎ Mar 30
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“That's the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in...

“That's the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives A Fuck.” ― David Wong, John Dies at the End
📅︎ Nov 21
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"... there is a vast difference between simply t...

"... there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically and constructively; ..." - Charles Haanel
📅︎ Feb 09
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