„I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.“

—  Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Fonte: The Poisonwood Bible

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—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

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„…I act like a hopeful person, but I think that hope is based on having zero expectations. I’ve never expected anything out of life, so I’ve never been disappointed…“

—  Jia Tolentino American writer and editor 1988

On whether she considers herself hopeful in “Jia Tolentino: What It’s Like Being the Most Talked About Millennial Writer” https://www.anothermag.com/design-living/11896/jia-tolentino-trick-mirror-book-interview-new-yorker-staff-writer-2019 in AnOther (2019 Sep 15)

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