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Dave Eggers

I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when it’s hollow, when ceilings are harder and farther away. Then I can breathe, and can think while others are sleeping, in a way can stop time, can have it so – this has always been my dream – so that while… Continue reading Dave Eggers

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Mahmoud Darwish

I would yearn for nothingno yesterday passing, no tomorrow to comeand my present neither advancing nor retreatingNothing happening to me!If only I were a stone – I said – Oh if only I weresome stone so that water would burnish megreen, yellow – I would be placed in a roomlike a sculpture, or exercises in… Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish

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Søren Kierkegaard

The consequence of having seen God is madness, not in the sense that one becomes mentally ill, no, but that a kind of madness is set between you and others: people cannot nor will not understand you. — Søren Kierkegaard, Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard. (Orbis Books March 8, 2004) Originally published 1999.

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Rudy Rucker

One shouldn’t place too high a premium on predictability. After all, the most stable state of all is death. We stay chaotic for as long as we can, postponing the inevitable last output. — Rudy Rucker, The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul. What Gnarly Computation Taught Me About Ultimate Reality, the Meaning of Life,… Continue reading Rudy Rucker

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