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“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

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source: The Counterfeiters: A Novel (New York: Random House, 2012), 353.

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“When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.”

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source: “WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety,” by John F. Burns and Ravi Somaiya, The New York Times, October 23, 2010.

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“Were his word a bridge, it would be risky to pass over it.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 127.

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notes: Yiddish translation: Oib zein vort volt gedint als brik, volt men moireh hoben aribergain.

“Risks are a measure of people. People who won’t take them are trying to preserve what they have. People who do take them often end up having more.”

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source: It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be (New York: Phaidon, 2003), 57.

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