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  • Phil shared from a Personal Document
    He woke up around four in the morning, freezing to death in the tub. So he took a scalding hot shower and drank a big mugful of espresso coffee.
    Note: this book is basically about me.
  • Phil shared from Earth Unaware: 1 (The First Formic War) by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    “I see now why you’ve lasted so long with my father, Dr. Benyawe. You’re not afraid to speak your mind. My father respects that.” “No, Lem. I have lasted so long with your father because I am always right.”
    Note: always. right.
  • Phil shared from Thunderstruck by The #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson
    If this patent be upheld in the courts of law it will be seen that it is equally easy for an eminent patent-counsel to compile a valid patent from the publicly described and exhibited products of another man’s brain.”
    Note: sounds like patent law hasn't changed much.
  • Phil shared from Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Jake Adelstein
    let me tell you one thing that I’ve learned about all this cheating and monogamy shit: Never admit anything. Never confess. If you love the woman you principally want to be with, the main one, then lie. Confession is for the confessor.
  • Phil shared from Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (Open Road) by William Styron
    BY FAR THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO go through even the severest depression survive it, and live ever afterward at least as happily as their unafflicted counterparts. Save for the awfulness of certain memories it leaves, acute depression inflicts few permanent wounds. There is a Sisyphean torment in the fact that a great number—as many as half—of those who are devastated once will be struck again; depression has the habit of recurrence. But most victims live through even these relapses, often coping better because they have become psychologically tuned by past experience to deal with...
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