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Wit & Wisdom

From Leo Tolstoy, Julia Cameron, Paul Valéry, P.J. O’Rourke, Lyman Beecher, Robert Frost, Marcel Proust

“There are no conditions of life to which a man cannot get accustomed, especially if he sees them accepted by everyone around him.”
Leo Tolstoy, quoted in Foreign Affairs

“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”
Artist/writer Julia Cameron, quoted in the Omaha World-Herald

“Two dangers threaten the universe: order and disorder.”
Poet Paul Valéry, quoted in The Village Voice

“Everybody wants to save the earth. Nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”
P.J. O’Rourke, quoted in the London Spectator

“Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.”
Lyman Beecher, quoted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day.”
Robert Frost, quoted in PschologyToday.com

“The only true voyage of discovery would not be to visit strange lands but to behold the universe through the eyes of another.”
Marcel Proust, quoted in the London Telegraph

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