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I thought I had paid for everything.  Not like the woman pays and pays and pays.  No idea of retribution or punishment.  Just exchange of values.  You gave up something and got something else.  Or you worked for something.  You paid some way for everything that was any good.  I paid my way into enough things that I like, so that I had a good time.  Either you paid by learning about them, or by experience, or by taking chances, or by money.  Enjoying living was learning to get your money’s worth and knowing when you had it.  You could get your money’s worth.  The world was a good place to buy in.  It seemed like a fine philosophy.  In five years, I thought, it will seem just as silly as all the other fine philosophies I’ve had.
    —    Ernst Hemingway
From his novel:  “The Sun Also Rises
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On This Day In:
2015 The Critical State
2014 Dawn, n.
2013 Ouch!
2012 Just Lookin’ Around
Still Growing
2011 But Do You Want To?

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To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all.
   ––    Oscar Wilde
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On This Day In:
2014 Passion Flooding
2013 On Purpose
2012 Sans Gall Bladder, Day 4
How Did You Spend Your Day?
2011 It’s Hammerin’ Time!!
Convenient Auxiliaries

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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
   —    Ernest Hemingway
New York Journal-American (11 July 1961)
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On This Day In:
2012 Curtain Rods
2011 A Living Force
2010 BART Rides – A Tipping Point

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To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to give of one’s self;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived
— this is to have succeeded.
     ―     Bessie Anderson Stanley
[Taken from one of the blogs I follow: http://dshenai.wordpress.com/
The specific post is at: http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/insightful-inspirational-quotes-about-life/
Please visit his site as he routinely has interesting posts about science, arts, history, etc…
The original post is one long sentence.  I have modified the format to make it appear more poetic (“greeting card”-ish).  I hope no one minds…   —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 47%
2011 Conservative Values: Low And Lax
2010 A Non-Zero Sum Game
What If “c” Isn’t A Constant?
2009 Pictures from UCLA trip…

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