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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.

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

52. PHIL PLAIT: Welcome to science

 

 

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Drunk

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I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won’t let himself get snotty about it.  

Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, “Blackmailers Don’t Shoot“, was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.

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Christmas

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                                            “CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn’t make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists                                                   why doesn’t he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn’t exist what’s the meaning of all this?

                                             HOBBES: I dunno. Isn’t this a religious holiday? 

                                            CALVIN:  Yeah, but actually, I’ve got the same questions about God.” 
                                             ― Bill Watterson

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Patient

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I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.   Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, and lived for much of her life with her governess. She never married, but became passionately attached to the gay Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London’s poetic circle, to whom she was unfailingly generous and helpful.

Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes labelled a poseur, but her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship.

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