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Anne Townsend

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Seventy Two Hours on Twitter

Alicia Lutes‏Verified account @alicialutes Nov 9

I refuse to trust anyone who loves Woody Allen/is influenced by him

Jack Kornfield‏Verified account @JackKornfield 7 minutes ago

What we practice becomes habit. Societies can repeat destructive collective habits of racism, hatred, and revenge.

Matt Haig‏Verified account @matthaig1 Nov 18

I am sometimes looking at an argument online and thinking both sides are incomplete halves of a whole that refuses to be joined. Twitter is all thesis and antithesis and not enough synthesis. Which is famously why Hegel was never on Twitter.

Anne Townsend‏ @AnneTownsend007 Nov 18

If we have a lingering horror of parties, we should be generous towards our hunches. It doesn’t mean that we don’t like other people, rather that we have too ambitious a conception of social contact to put up with what is on offer at most parties. (Alain de Botton)

Dalai Lama‏Verified account @DalaiLama May 1

Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but that too is blind.

Augusten Burroughs‏Verified account @augusten Nov 17

There’s so much iron in our well water I feel like a vampire every time I take a sip.

Naomi Wolf‏Verified account @naomirwolf Nov 16

Statutes. We need to do away with statutes of limitations. How is a crime less of a crime if time has passed?

Pico Iyer‏ @PicoIyer Nov 12

“My school report used to say, “Takes no part in communal activities,” said Lucian Freud. I thought, “Well, at least I’ve got something right!”

Pico Iyer‏ @PicoIyer Sep 27

There’s only one hope for the North Korean impasse: send Melania to Pyongyang!

Alain de Botton‏Verified account @alaindebotton Oct 9

You can be quite sad and reasonably content at the same time. It only sounds impossible.

Donald J. Trump

✔ @realDonaldTrump

Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!

2:48 AM – Nov 12, 2017 · Vietnam




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