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Doer

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It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer.    Norma Shearer

Edith Norma Shearer (August 11, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress and Hollywood star from 1925 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingenues. She appeared in adaptations of Noël CowardEugene O’Neill, and William Shakespeare, and was the first person to be nominated five times for an Academy Award for acting, winning Best Actress for her performance in the 1930 film The Divorcee.

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Think

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We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles,

but won’t be able to think.  Rod Serling

Rodman Edward “Rod” Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriterplaywrighttelevision producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV seriesThe Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the “angry young man” of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorshipracism, and war.

The Middle Ground Between Light and Shadow | tarnmoor

 

 

 

 

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Unique

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Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.   Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College in New York City and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.

 

 

 

 

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Reasearcher

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A doctor can save maybe a few hundred lives in a lifetime. A researcher can save the whole world.   Craig Venter

John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biotechnologistbiochemistgeneticist, and businessman. He is known for being involved with sequencing the second human genome[1] and assembled the first team to transfect a cell with a synthetic chromosome.[2][3] Venter founded Celera GenomicsThe Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). He was the co-founder of Human Longevity Inc., served as its CEO until 2017, and is executive chairman of the board of directors.[4] He was listed on Timemagazine’s 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Craig Venter at 14th in the list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010”.[5] He is a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival‘s Advisory Board.

How superstar geneticist Craig Venter stays ahead in ...

 

This reminds me a lot of a Zen Pencils poster from my friend Gavin Aung Than: 

52. PHIL PLAIT: Welcome to science