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Competence involves the humanity required to connect with other people, in real time (Seth Godin)

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Hey, is it my imagination, or do really good looking women walk a lot faster than everybody else? (George Costanza)

It is in our relations with other people that we gain a sense of ourselves (Michel Houellebecq)

It is in our relations with other people that we gain a sense of ourselves; it's that, pretty much, that makes relations with other people unbearable.

Michel Houellebecq

Throw your dreams into space (Anaïs Nin)

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. 

Anaïs Nin

Some humans, they just see each other (Stanley Clarke)

Some humans, they just see each other, it has nothing to do with sexuality or anything. Sometimes you meet a person and you connect, sometimes you don’t. I think it’s the basic reason why really interesting creative things get done. 

Stanley Clarke (with George Duke in the picture)

From the twenty-seventh floor, the view was extraordinary (Michel Houellebecq)

From the twenty-seventh floor, the view was extraordinary. The imposing mass of the Marriott Hotel rose up on the left like a chalk cliff, striated by horizontal black lines: rows of windows half-hidden behind balconies. The sun, at its zenith, harshly emphasised planes and ridges. Directly ahead, reflections multiplied themselves into affinity on a complex structure of cones and pyramids of bluish glass. On the horizon, the colossal concrete cubes of the Grand Plaza President were stacked on top of one anotherlike the levels of a step pyramid. On the right, above the green, shimmering space of Lumphini Park, you could make out, like an ochre citadel, the angular towers of the Dusit Thani. The sky was a pure blue.

Michel Houellebecq (from Platform)

Ghost-light

The long beams of sunlight, which were reflected from the moist walls in a shimmering haze, had pranked the chef's body with blotches of ghost-light. The effect from below was that of a dappled volume of warm vague whiteness and of a grey that dissolved into swamps of midnight - of a volume that towered and dissolved among the rafters.

Mervyn Peakes (from Gormenghast)