from books I've read-

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. - G.K. Chesterton

"Separating reality from superstition is the better part of knowledge."- Sara Friedman, Celebrating the Wild Mushroom

"Any scientist worth listening to must be something of a poet, must possess the ability to communicate to the rest of us his sense of love and wonder at what his work discovers."- Edward Abbey, The Journey Home

"Walking makes the world much bigger and therefore more interesting. You have time to observe the details."- Edward Abbey, The Journey Home

"Self confidence is the first giant step to success, for it leads to inventiveness." - Thalassa Cruso, Making Things Grow Outdoors

"Whatever sanity I had was thanks to writers, to books that either helped me forget my troubles or helped me understand them." - Susan Richards, Chosen by a Horse

"One must know the path one runs even if the ground underfoot is not as one chooses." - Clare Bell, Ratha's Creature

"Only thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look." - Diana Wynne Jones, Fire and Hemlock

"I would rather be mocked for doing a good thing, than to be respected, knowing I have done wrong." - Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind.

"I'm mindful of Ben Franklin's definition of a reasonable creature as one who can come up with a reason for whatever he wants to do." - Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma

"Mushrooms are hinges in nature, now turning toward death, now toward new life." - Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma

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