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An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Daily life is always extraordinary when rendered precisely.
Envy is one of the scorpions of the mind, often having little to do with the objective, external world.
Fiction must convince our bodies for it to have any chance of convincing our minds.
How we learn is what we learn.
Our sword in the stone grows straight down through our parents. They are right to regard us with alarm.
The antidote to envy is one's own work. Always one's own work. Not the thinking about it. Not the assessing of it. But the doing of it. The answers you want can come only from the work itself.
We are constantly telling ourselves what we most want to know, and at the same time are deaf to it.
What is this thing that has us chewing at our own selves, grating ourselves against our own sharp sieve? It is the act of stepping back. It is the act of separating, and judging. It takes only one because the one becomes two.
What we learn most deeply is usually what we do not know we are learning at all. Years later, if we are lucky, we recognize the shape of what we have learned, its true anatomy.
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