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“A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.”

― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Why not go out on a limb?
Isn’t that where the fruit is?
– Mark Twain

Disgrace is like the grain of a tree trunk — time makes it bigger instead of erasing it.


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“It was his subconscious which told him this—that infuriating part of a person’s brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.”

― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.

William Henry Hudson (1841 – 1922), Afoot in England, 1909

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“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything