Reading List

11 Yellow highlight | Page: 81 Es war jetzt viel stiller als in der Mondnacht, als läge der Wald schlafgelähmt unter der gelben Sonne. Ein Raubvogel zog hoch im Blauen seine Kreise, Luchs schlief mit zuckenden Ohren, und die große Stille senkte sich wie eine Glocke über mich. Ich wünschte, immer hier sitzen zu dürfen, in...

45 Yellow highlight | Page: 17 This process—in which the brain converts a sequence of actions into an automatic routine—is known as “chunking,” and it’s at the root of how habits form.18 There are dozens—if not hundreds—of behavioral chunks that we rely on every day. Yellow highlight | Page: 20 The problem is that your brain can’t tell...

1 Yellow highlight | Page: 335 “In a place of all this beauty and potential,” Bradley says, looking around, “we just repeat the same mistakes. Do we hate paradise so much we have to be sure it becomes a trash heap?”

22 Yellow highlight | Page: 2 but I can’t grasp much of anything without putting down my thoughts in writing, so I had to actually get my hands working and write these words. Yellow highlight | Page: 2 Otherwise, I’d never know what running means to me. Yellow highlight | Page: 2 Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Yellow highlight |...

8 Yellow highlight | Page: 44 Months later, I’d learn that iskiate is otherwise known as chia fresca— “chillychia.” It’s brewed up by dissolving chia seeds in water with a little sugar and a squirt of lime. Yellow highlight | Page: 60 Steve Peterson, a member of a Colorado higher-consciousness cult called Divine Madness, which seeks nirvana through...

3 Yellow highlight | Page: 71 One of them, for instance, abominably insinuates that the Company is eternal and that it will last until the last night of the world, when the last god annihilates the cosmos. Yellow highlight | Page: 106 The heterogenous census of the authors whom I continually reread is made up of Schopenhauer, De...

6 Orange highlight | Location: 364 It was many, many years ago. Then women ruled the land of the Agikuyu. Men had no property, they were only there to serve the whims and needs of the women. Those were hard years. So they waited for women to go to war, they plotted a revolt, taking an...

9 Yellow highlight | Page: 3 Oingo Boingo, “Dead Man’s Party,” MCA Records, 1985. Yellow highlight | Page: 59 The ongoing energy crisis contributed greatly to the OASIS’s runaway popularity. The skyrocketing cost of oil made airline and automobile travel too expensive for the average citizen, and the OASIS became the only getaway most people could afford. Yellow highlight...

22 Yellow highlight | Page: 2 Magnanimous Despair alone Could show me so divine a thing ... Yellow highlight | Page: 19 And so I came along in time to know the end of the age of steamboating. I would learn later that there had been other ages of the river that I had arrived too late to...

10 Orange highlight | Location: 594 great men of history, and Tilly, but not possessions, governments, nor the practical necessities of everyday life. Orange highlight | Location: 1,279 The chameleon, apparently, had been entrusted by God with an important message for the first man, who was living somewhere near Mount Kenya. Orange highlight | Location: 1,400 I cherished my baby...

110 Yellow highlight | Location: 63 understand the nature of self-regulation failure, how we can structure our intentions to more successfully meet our goals, Yellow highlight | Location: 152 All procrastination is delay, but not all delay is procrastination. Yellow highlight | Location: 161 Procrastination is the voluntary delay of an intended action despite the knowledge that this delay may...

29 Yellow highlight | Page: 27 anger. His diapers were about to fall off. “Mine!” he said in a high, ringing voice. “Mine sun!” “It is not yours,” the one-eyed woman said with the mildness of utter certainty. “Nothing is yours. It is to use. It is to share. If you will not share it, you...

12 Yellow highlight | Location: 965 one certain thing you know concerning your future, and mine?” “That we shall die.” “Yes. There’s really only one question that can be answered, Genry, and we already know the answer. . . . The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.” Yellow highlight |...

2 Yellow highlight | Page: 88 Without feelings insignificant decisions become excruciating attempts to compare endless arrays of inconsequential things. It’s just easier to handle those with emotions. Yellow highlight | Page: 247 Thoughts are ephemeral, they evaporate in the moment they occur, unless they are given action and material form. Wishes and intentions, the same. Meaningless, unless...

7 Yellow highlight | Location: 252 To ward off an aggressive black bear, Herrero suggests making a lot of noise, banging pots and pans together, throwing sticks and rocks, and ‘running at the bear’. (Yeah, right. You first, Professor.) Yellow highlight | Location: 254 On the other hand, he then adds judiciously, these tactics could ‘merely provoke the...

1 Yellow highlight | Location: 3,174 Each night she returns home, exhausted from the abuse that Kannika metes out, and falls into dreams of a place where New People dwell in safety, without patrons or masters.

5 Yellow highlight | Location: 4,586 ‘Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will...

2 Yellow highlight | Location: 1,466 “The Haunted Asteroid”: Yellow highlight | Location: 3,067 Even knowing this, more than once Norton felt an almost irresistible urge to laser his way into one of the pillars so that he could have something material to take back to Earth. It was the same impulse, he thought wryly, that would prompt...

1 Yellow highlight | Page: 28 There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don’t underrate it.