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The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
“Anyone reading this book will take in as much information today as Shakespeare took in over a lifetime. Researchers in the new field of interruption science have found that it takes an average of twenty-five minutes to recover from a phone call. Yet such interruptions come every eleven minutes—which means we’re never caught up with our lives.”
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
“We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from the state of refugees. Writers and readers seek a solution to the problem that time passes, that those who have gone are gone and those who will go, which is to say every one of us, will go. For there was a moment when anything was possible. And there will be a moment when nothing is possible. But in between we can create.”
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
"The first thing you notice when you start Mohsin Hamid’s extraordinarily clever third novel is that it’s written in the second person. That’s rare, even rarer than the first-person plural, which we enjoyed in Jeffrey Eugenides’s “The Virgin Suicid..." Read more of this review »
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
"As soon as I started this book, I knew I was going to hate it. The second-person was constantly grating, the "self-help" introductions to each chapter flippant and vaguely insulting. What shoddy gimmicks! Not to mention, I'd seen this story before..." Read more of this review »
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“Ultimately, I think the #1 thing that draws me to someone is their sense of freedom. Freedom and confidence are two different things, in my book. Confidence is overrated — it can be faked, whereas freedom is fearlessness.”
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Sheryl Sandberg
“He explained that our amount of resilience isn’t fixed, so I should be asking instead how I could become resilient. Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity—and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about strengthening the muscles around our backbone.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Angie Thomas
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

Mary Renault
“One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment. Always both at once.”
Mary Renault, The Persian Boy

Joan Didion
“Grammar is a piano I play by ear.”
Joan Didion, Joan Didion: Essays & Conversations

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