„IF YOU LOOK at life's totality you will notice that every living thing exists for something else. The failure to give and receive is followed first by unconsciousness and then death.“

—  Barry Long

Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)

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Barry Long
1926 - 2003

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—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, livro The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Fonte: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 9

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„Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly."
"I want to be a soldier. A hero."
"You'll grow out of it.“

—  Steven Erikson, livro Gardens of the Moon

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Fonte: Gardens of the Moon (1999)
Contexto: “Heed the lesson there, son.”
“What lesson?”
“Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don’t notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly.”
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„ID (intelligent design) is essentially a total failure of the imagination; just because you do not see how something could have evolved, doesn’t mean that it didn’t.“

—  Mordechai Ben-Ari Israeli computer scientist 1948

Fonte: Just a Theory: Exploring the Nature of Science (2005), Chapter 2, “Just a Theory: What Scientists Do” (p. 38)

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