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Serge K. Keller, FCD ❦ 🏴‍☠️ Locked account

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It might look like I'm doing nothing, but on a cellular level I'm really quite busy. 🏴‍☠️ Sharp. Intelligent. Cold-blooded. Ruthless. I void warranties. — Sutor, ne ultra crepidam — κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα mastodon.social/@citizenk

❧ “Un adulte, c'est peut-être un enfant qui a mal tourné.” — André Franquin (1924 – 1997)

❧ “Leben ist lernen.” — Konrad Lorenz (1903 – 1989)

❧ “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” — Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001)

❧ “A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.” — Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015) GNU Terry Pratchett

❧ “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” — Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)

❧ “The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” — Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

❧ “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” — Charles Darwin (1809 – 1892)

❧ “We explore because we are human, and we want to know.” — Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018)

❧ “Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.” — George Carlin (1937 – 2008)

❧ “Lo sforzo dis­per­ato che com­pie l’uomo nel ten­ta­tivo di dare alla vita un qual­si­asi sig­ni­fi­cato è teatro.” — Eduardo De Filippo (1900 – 1984)

❧ “I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe; attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost... in time, like... tears... in rain.” — Roy Batty, SN N6MAA10816 (2016 – 2019)

❧ “I don't play a lot of notes. I just try to play the right ones.” — B.B. King (1925 – 2015)

❧ “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” — Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

❧ “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” — T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)

❧ “It is my business to know what other people don’t know.” — Sherlock Holmes (1854 – ?)

❧ “The theatre is the home of the imagination, or it's nothing.” — Hugh Quarshie (*1954)

❧ “I know that almost all fiction is, at some level, fantasy. [...] But what people generally have in mind when they hear the word fantasy is swords, talking animals, vampires, rockets (science fiction is fantasy with bolts on), and around the edges it can indeed be pretty silly. Yet fantasy also speculates about the future, rewrites the past and reconsiders the present. It plays games with the universe.” — Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

❧ “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.” — Pythagoras (c. 570 BC – c. 495 BC)

❧ “In questa epoca io ci vivo per sbaglio.” — Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi De Curtis di Bisanzio, altezza imperiale, conte palatino, cavaliere del Sacro Romano Impero, esarca di Ravenna, duca di Macedonia e di Illiria, principe di Costantinopoli, di Cilicia, di Tessaglia, di Ponte di Moldavia, di Dardania, del Peloponneso, conte di Cipro e di Epiro, conte e duca di Drivasto e Durazzo, detto Totò (1898 – 1967)

❧ “Je n'ai aucun message à délivrer, rien à prouver ; voir et sentir, et c'est l'oeil surpris qui décide.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004)

❧ “Journalism is printing something that someone does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” — George Orwell (1903 – 1950)

❧ “C'est quelquefois la critique d'un critique que nous n'aimons pas qui nous fait aimer le livre critiqué.” — Jules Renard (1864 – 1910)

❧ “...Mais le vrai tergivernissage, C'est quand les hypocritiques arrivent, Ils se reconnaissent bien les hypocritiques, Ils arrivent toujours en habit de rigueur, Ou en imper-réaliste, Ils viennent pas là pour faire du plaisanting, Ils sont là pour casser la croûte! Ils zyeutent, ils scrutirent, ils examinouillent, Ils manquent rien, Pas un petit bétail qui leur écharpe, Ils ont l'oeil impardonnable, Et le jugement dernier.” — Sol, au siècle Marc Favreau (1929 – 2005)

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Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (2019, Spiegel & Grau) 4 stars

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show …

Review of 'Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Interesting and full of wit, although the events in the author's childhood were certainly far from funny. You can see how he went far in life.