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Coincidence means only a connection that’s not seen. Roots meet underground.

Charlotte Armstrong
Charlotte Armstrong (1905-1969) American author [pseud. for Charlotte Armstrong Lewi, a.k.a. Jo Valentine]
The Dream Walker (1955)
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Added on 11-Nov-21 | Last updated 11-Nov-21
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Planning for the future without a sense of history is like planting cut flowers.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004) American historian, professor, attorney, writer
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Occasionally quoted with "... and hoping for the best" added to the end.
Added on 26-Oct-20 | Last updated 26-Oct-20
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THE DOCTOR: We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.

Steven Moffat (b. 1961) Scottish television writer, producer
Doctor Who, “The Time of the Doctor” (25 Dec 2013)
Added on 6-May-16 | Last updated 6-May-16
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A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it, an apostle is unlikely to look out.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German physicist, writer
Aphorisms, Notebook F, #17 (1776-79) [tr. Hollingdale (1990)]
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This is nearly mirrored by Notebook E, # 49 (1775-76), "A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out." Alternate translations:
  • "A book is a mirror: when a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out." [tr. Mautner and Hatfield]
  • "A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it, an apostle is unlikely to look out." [tr. Tester (2012)]
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