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R. Buckminster Fuller

Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete. ― R. Buckminster Fuller, Cosmography: A Posthumous Scenario for the Future of Humanity. (Macmillan Pub Co; First Edition edition February 1992)

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J.A. Baker

I have always longed to be a part of the outward life, to be out there at the edge of things, to let the human taint wash away in emptiness and silence as the fox sloughs his smell into the cold unworldliness of water; to return to town as a stranger. — J.A. Baker, The… Continue reading J.A. Baker

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Primo Levi

I will tell just one more story, the most secret, and I will tell it with the humility and restraint of him who knows from the start that his theme is desperate, his means feeble, and the trade of clothing facts in words is bound by its very nature to fail. It is again among… Continue reading Primo Levi

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Gaston Bachelard

Every corner in a house, every angle in a room, every inch of secluded space in which we like to hide, or withdraw into ourselves, is a symbol of solitude. […] Also, in many respects, a corner that is “lived in” tends to reject and restrain, even to hide, life. The corner becomes a negation… Continue reading Gaston Bachelard

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Neil deGrasse

It is the destiny of stars to collapse. —  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Episode 8 “Sisters of the Sun.” Written by Brannon Braga. Directed by Ann Druyan & Steven Soter. April 27, 2014. Based on Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan & Steven Soter. September 28, 1980 – December 21,… Continue reading Neil deGrasse

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