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Dan Wells

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Nobody as a destiny. I mean, nobody has some kind of inescapable path for their life. This mug was made from clay, and that clay could have been anything at all until somebody made it into a mug. People aren't mugs, we are clay. Living, breathing, thinking, feeling clay, and we can shape ourselves into anything we want, and we keep shaping ourselves all our lives, getting better and better at whatever we want to be, and when we want to be something else we just smooth out the clay and start over. Your lack of 'purpose' is the single best thing about you, because it means you can be whatever you want.”

“If my life had no meaning, there was no reason not to end it." "So you ended it?" "So I gave it meaning.”

“Love is when you find something so great, so... necessary, that it becomes more important to you than your own goals, than your own life - not because your life has no meaning without it, but because it gives your life a meaning it never had before.”

“Finally Marcus stepped forward. "If you insist on going through me to get him, it's your call. But I warn you, I will probably cry when you hurt me, and you'll fell bad about it later." Vinci looked at him. "That's your defiant speech?" "Get used to it," said Marcus. "There's a lot more useless heroics where that came from.”

“She looked at Woolf. "There's some kind of ...thing." "That sentence wasn't as helpful as you probably intended it to be," said Marcus.”

“Life is a lone wolf, scratching out a living with teeth and claws and a heart of stone.”

“Would they be cheered by their recovery, or marked for life by their trauma?”

“If you want to survive in this world, you need to stop asking why people work together, and just start working together.”

“This is life...Not a peace treaty, not an idealistic dream, but a grim dance of death and survival. The strong live on while the weak--the ones too small or too foolish to fight back--die in agony and blood.”

“Do you know what’s going to happen when the world ends? We call it the end of the world, but it’s only the end of us. The world will go on, the planet and the life that lives on it. Rivers will keep flowing, the sun and the moon will keep turning, vines will creep up across the cars and the concrete. There will come soft rain. The world will forget that we were ever here. Human thought—the glorious zenith of five billion years of evolution—will go out like a candle, gone forever. Not because it was time, not because the world moved past us, but because we, as a people, were fools. Too selfish to live in peace, and too proud to stop our wars long after they ceased to have any real meaning...The only thing left of any value on this entire planet is their lives, but that’s not worth anything while the other guy still has his, so they kill each other. They are in a desperate race toward the final death. The winner will be the last one standing, and his prize is the final and most terrible solitude this world has ever known.”

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Book Keywords:

humor, survival, speeches, strong, strength, death, love, heroic, life, weak, heron, samm, heroism, inspirational, weakness, recovery, lone-wolf, trauma

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