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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

And I can find the joy only if I do my work in the best way possible to me. But the best is a matter of standards — and I set my own standards. I inherit nothing. I stand at the end of no tradition. I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one. — Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Each of us has to find out for ourselves what is permitted and what is forbidden – forbidden for him. It’s possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard. And vice versa. Actually, it’s only a question of convenience. — Hermann Hesse, The Story of Emil Sinclair’s Youth

I’ve always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I’m not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect. — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That’s all it was: curiosity. — Jim Morrison

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. — Richard Buckminster Fuller

The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence. — Midnight in Paris (movie)

The heart has it reasons of which reason knows nothing. — Blaise Pascal

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