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Isaac Asimov

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know—and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know—even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction—than… Continue reading Isaac Asimov

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Lisel Mueller

How swiftly the strained honey of afternoon light flows into darkness and the closed bud shrugs off its special mystery in order to break into blossom: as if what exists, exists so that it can be lost and become precious — Lisel Mueller, “In Passing,” Alive Together (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996).

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Jodi Picoult

In the space between yes and no, there’s a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; its the legroom for the lies you’ll tell yourself in the future. ― Jodi Picoult, Change… Continue reading Jodi Picoult

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