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  • M. shared from Casino Royale (James Bond - Extended Series Book 1) by Ian Fleming
    ‘You must forgive me,’ he said. ‘I take a ridiculous pleasure in what I eat and drink. It comes partly from being a bachelor, but mostly from a habit of taking a lot of trouble over details. It’s very pernickety and old-maidish really, but then when I’m working I generally have to eat my meals alone and it makes them more interesting when one takes trouble.’
    Note: Why Bond (Ian) is my brother.
  • M. shared from CEB Common English Bible - eBook [ePub] by Common English Bible
    9Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion. Sing aloud, Daughter Jerusalem. Look, your king will come to you. He is righteous and victorious. He is humble and riding on an ass, on a colt, the offspring of a donkey. 10Hey will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the warhorse from Jerusalem. The bow used in battle will be cut off; he will speak peace to the nations. His rule will stretch from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
  • M. shared from A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch by Stacy Perman
    Long ago Ward had become infected with what is known in some circles as the horological virus. An obsessive fever that brought kings to their knees and lovers to ruin and turned mighty industrialists to putty, it began simply with ownership of one watch and led without reservation to the desire to own every variation and then to own something that nobody had ever held.
  • M. shared from The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series Book 2) by Stieg Larsson
    There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility.
  • M. shared from Force of Nature by Robin Knox-Johnston
    I still believe that the Merchant Navy training gave me the right approach to the sea: never take it for granted and assume, when planning a voyage, that the worst can happen. Above all we were taught that the essence of good seamanship was safety. Avoid unnecessary risks. It is easy to be daring, but if one thing goes wrong that dare can turn into a disaster. A few seconds of showing off can so easily turn into a lifetime of regret.
    Note: Costa Concordia as a moral tale
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