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“Slowly now, nice neat letters:
the point is to do things well,
not just to do them.”

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source: Antonio Machado: Selected Poems, trans. by Alan S. Trueblood (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982), 183.

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“Like many people, I’m frustrated at the round of buying stuff that is designed to be replaced quickly. I want to break the loop with this bike. I’m going to ride it for thirty years or more and I want to savor the process of acquiring it. I want the best bike I can afford, and I want to grow old with it.”

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source: It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels (New York: Bloomsbury, 2011), 11.

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medium: Nonfiction

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