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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you.”

– Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”

– Neil Gaiman, M is for Magic

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”

– Saul Bellow, Herzog

“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

– Leo Tolstoy

“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.”

– Lauren Myracle

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

– Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

– Steve Maraboli

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

'You owe me.'

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

– حافظ

“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.”

– Charles M. Schulz