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"Do you wretchedly pay the price for your own misdeed, or your forefathers, or your prince, as the grim plague of a threatening pestilence seethes and rages against you?"
- Hercules Rollock, De peste Edinburgi & reliqua late Scotia grassante anno 1585 nania
( a poem describing the 1585 Edinburgh plague )
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Do you wretchedly pay the price for your own misdeed, or your forefathers, or your prince, as the grim plague of a threatening pestilence seethes and rages against you?
- Hercules Rollock, De peste Edinburgi & reliqua late Scotia grassante anno 1585 nania
( a poem describing the 1585 Edinburgh plague )

Festival Edinburgh looking glorious in the sun ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago
Festival Edinburgh looking glorious in the sun

“Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.”
― H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
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2 days ago
“Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.”
― H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
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3 days ago
“Its so hard to forget pain, but its even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”
― Franz Kafka
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4 days ago
“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”
― Franz Kafka

"Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high."
- William Goldman, The Princess Bride
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5 days ago
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
- William Goldman, The Princess Bride

"If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence."
- George Eliot, Middlemarch
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6 days ago
If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrels heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.
- George Eliot, Middlemarch

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein
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7 days ago
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

"I keep telling you: it's the mystery that endures. Not the explanation."
- Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
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1 week ago
I keep telling you: its the mystery that endures. Not the explanation.
- Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

"To sleep - perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub!
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come"
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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1 week ago
To sleep - perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub!
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

"I love tranquil solitude,
And such society
As is quiet, wise, and good."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
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1 week ago
I love tranquil solitude,
And such society
As is quiet, wise, and good.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

"In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself."
- Albert Einstein
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2 weeks ago
In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
- Albert Einstein

"I'm trying to make work that is reflective and is encouraging of reflection."
- Antony Gormley
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2 weeks ago
Im trying to make work that is reflective and is encouraging of reflection.
- Antony Gormley

"I stand not on the shoulders of Newton, but on the shoulders of James Clerk Maxwell."
- Albert Einstein
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2 weeks ago
I stand not on the shoulders of Newton, but on the shoulders of James Clerk Maxwell.
- Albert Einstein

“Now the darkness had also spoken:
a word that could not be unsaid.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Earthsea Quartet
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2 weeks ago
“Now the darkness had also spoken:
a word that could not be unsaid.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Earthsea Quartet
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