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“But that doesn’t mean to say, of course, there aren’t occasions now and then – extremely desolate occasions – when you think to yourself: ‘What a terrible mistake I’ve made with my life.’ And you get to thinking about a different life, a better life you might have had.” Kazuo Ishiguro in The Remains of the Day
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Kate Rawworth in Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
“He suddenly recalled from Plato’s Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split then in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.” Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Haruki Murakami in Norwegian Wood