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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

Franklin P. Jones

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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Career

You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you’re gonna take and which waves you’re not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.   Alan Arkin

Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. With a film career spanning six decades, Arkin is known for his performances in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), Wait Until Dark (1967), The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Popi (1969), Catch-22 (1970), The In-Laws (1979), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Rocketeer (1991), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Get Smart (2008), Sunshine Cleaning (2008), and Argo (2012).

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