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    I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities.

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

by Heywood Brown Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Life is not an easy matter.... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have read more

Life is not an easy matter.... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

by Karl Wallenda Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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It's good to shut up sometimes.

It's good to shut up sometimes.

by Marcel Marceau Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on read more

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.

by Richard Cecil Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite read more

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language. - Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings.

by William Osler Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them either. They read more

Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them either. They keep you. - Essays.

by Frank Crane Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can read more

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.

by Michael Leboeuf Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

by Bryan Appleyard Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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