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“Don’t swap this raw sunshine for too much stage light.”

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source: Anna Cononi, Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter, via www.woodyguthrie.org

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“The green of the ice and water begins to be visible about half an hour before sunset. Is it produced by the reflected blue of the sky mingling with the yellow or pink of the setting sun?”

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source: The Journal 1837–1861 (New York: New York Review of Books, 2009), 539.

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medium: diary

notes: diary entry dated January 20, 1859

“Happiness is a hound dog in the sun. We aren’t on Earth to be happy, but to experience incredible things.”

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source: Special Topics in Calamity Physics (New York: Viking Penguin, 2006), 102.

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notes: Pessl and others attribute this quote to Samuel Taylor Coleridge though I have yet to find the source.

“The sun shines brighter after a shower.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 82.

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medium: proverb

notes: Yiddish translation: Di zun sheint lichtiker noch a regen.

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