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Duality

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Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.   Johnny Cash

John R. “Johnny” Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.[2] He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

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Conversation

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What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.   Anatole France

Anatole France (born François-Anatole Thibault, 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature “in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament”.

France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel’s literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust‘s In Search of Lost Time.

 

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Space

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The space elevator’s not just another competitive technology, promoted by people who simply like the idea of diminishing the luster of the thrusters.  It would open wide the doors to space.   Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak (born July 20, 1943) is an American astronomer, currently Senior Astronomer for the SETI Institute and former Director of Center for SETI Research when it was a separate department.

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Language

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It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.   Franklin P. Jones

Franklin Pierce Jones 1908 -1980. Humorist, Public Relations Executive, and Reporter, Best known for his column Put it this Way in the Saturday Evening Post.

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Re-read

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When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.   Clifton Fadiman

Clifton PaulKipFadiman (May 15, 1904 – June 20, 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality. He began his work with the radio, and switched to television later in his career.

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