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Friday Quick Quote: Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’

“I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. I feel I know you… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’

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Friday Quick Quote: ‘Time Enough for Love’

“Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: ‘Time Enough for Love’

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Friday Quick Quote: Saenz’s ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’

“I wanted to tell them that I’d never had a friend, not ever, not a real one. Until Dante. I wanted to tell them that I never knew that people like Dante existed in the world, people who looked at the stars, and knew the mysteries of water, and knew enough to know that birds… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Saenz’s ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’

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Friday Quick Quote: Ivan Turgenev’s ‘A Sportsman’s Sketches’

“Strange things happen on this earth: you can live a long while with someone and be on the friendliest of terms, and yet you’ll never once talk openly with him, from the depths of your soul; while with someone else you may scarcely have met, at one glance, whether you to him or he to… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Ivan Turgenev’s ‘A Sportsman’s Sketches’

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Friday Quick Quote: Walter M. Miller Jr.’s ‘A Canticle for Leibowitz’

“The closer men came to perfecting for themselves a paradise, the more impatient they became with it, and with themselves as well. They made a garden of pleasure, and became progressively more miserable with it as it grew in richness and power and beauty; for then, perhaps, it was easier to see something was missing… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Walter M. Miller Jr.’s ‘A Canticle for Leibowitz’

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Friday Quick Quote: Piers Anthony’s ‘On a Pale Horse’

“Evil people relate more to the black pole. It’s – this is not exact, of course, as the science of magic is as complex as the magic of electronics – it’s like traveling past a mountain. The white pole is at the apex, and it is an exhilarating height, but it takes a lot of… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Piers Anthony’s ‘On a Pale Horse’

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Friday Quick Quote: C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Four Loves’

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Four Loves’