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As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe - we are happiest when we are creating.

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Ture stories can't be told forward, only backward. We invent them from the

Ture stories can't be told forward, only backward. We invent them from the vantage point of an ever-changing present and tell ourselves how they unfolded.
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The present is not so glorious but that I should wish to dwell a little in

The present is not so glorious but that I should wish to dwell a little in the past.
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The treasures of life are hidden in a book.

The treasures of life are hidden in a book.
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My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but w

My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.
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Falling asleep with hopes and wishes that I rarely get to hold in my hand f

Falling asleep with hopes and wishes that I rarely get to hold in my hand for long…go me. All I’ve got are memories and secrets.
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With no other choices open to us, we'd turned our gaze seaward. The oceans

With no other choices open to us, we'd turned our gaze seaward. The oceans were our America: they reached farther than any prairie, untamed as on the first day of creation. Nobody owned them.
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I design all of the costumes for my movies, actually.

I design all of the costumes for my movies, actually.
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Don't take crucial decisions when you are depressed or filled with anger, b

Don't take crucial decisions when you are depressed or filled with anger, because then the decision is not made by you.
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Compassion is not complete if it does not include oneself.

Compassion is not complete if it does not include oneself.
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In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax mon

In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected.
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Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a

Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
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Policymakers have to make judgments based on the best intelligence they get

Policymakers have to make judgments based on the best intelligence they get.
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