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I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.


Orhan Pamuk

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I thought my whole life was over.
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The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
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Govern thy life and thy thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
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