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Invisible Cities

8 Yellow highlight | Page: 7 The dreamed-of city contained him as a young man; he arrives at Isidora in his old age. In the square there is the wall where the old men sit and watch the young go by; he is seated in a row with them. Desires are already memories. Yellow highlight | Page: 85 I thought: “Perhaps Adelma is the city where you arrive dying and where each finds again the people he has known. This means I, too, am dead.” And I also thought: “This means the beyond is not happy.” Yellow highlight | Page: 118 Then Marco Polo spoke: “Your chessboard, sire, is inlaid with two woods: ebony and...

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The Death of Ivan Ilych

8 Yellow highlight | Location: 521 "It's not a question of appendix or kidney, but of life and...death. Yes, life was there and now it is going, going and I cannot stop it. Yes. Why deceive myself? Isn't it obvious to everyone but me that I'm dying, and that it's only a question of weeks, days...it may happen this moment. There was light and now there is darkness. I was here and now I'm going there! Where?" Yellow highlight | Location: 524 A chill came over him, his breathing ceased, and he felt only the throbbing of his heart. "When I am not, what will there be? There will be nothing. Then where...

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True Names

4 Yellow highlight | Page: 316 Workers who had any resources became data commuters and lived outside the cities. Of course, some of the people here were data-set users too and so could be characterized as data commuters. Yellow highlight | Page: 343 Because the highest levels of our minds are goal-directed problem solvers. Yellow highlight | Page: 348 The idea of “meaning” itself is really a matter of size and scale: it only makes sense to ask what something means in a system which is large enough to have many meanings. In very small systems, the idea of something having a meaning becomes as vacuous as saying that a brick is a very small...

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The Android’s Dream

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Heldenplatz

18 Yellow highlight | Location: 752 Die Menschen bringen sich immer gegenseitig um Eheleute bringen sich immer um es fragt sich nur wer zuerst vernichtet wird wer sich zuerst zerstören und vernichten läßt darauf ist die Ehe aufgebaut Orange highlight | Location: 921 Du weißt doch selbst wie die Situation ist es ist doch alles viel schlimmer als achtunddreißig und es wird noch alles viel fürchterlicher sein die Feindschaft zeigt sich ja schon ganz offen der Judenhaß zeigt sich ja jetzt schon ganz offen Orange highlight | Location: 937 die Juden haben Angst in Wien die haben sie immer gehabt und die werden sie immer haben den Juden kann man die Angst nicht nehmen Orange highlight...