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“Ordering seeds is my reward for finishing the income-tax figures.”

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source: Journal of a Solitude (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1973), 84.

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“Who climbs with toil, wheresoe’er,
Shall find wings waiting there.”

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source: “Going Down Hill on a Bicycle: A Boy’s Song,” in In a Garden: and Other Poems (New York: Macmillan and Company, 1895), 55.

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“Doing beautiful things is its own reward. If you do something that you’re proud of, that someone else understands, that is a thing of beauty that wasn’t there before—you can’t beat that.”

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source: “Penn and Teller Interview,” Telegraph, by Benjamin Secher, July 9, 2010.

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notes: Silent half of the magic team Penn + Teller. He changed his legal name to Teller.

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