Oct 28, 2011

Most Highlighted Kindle Passages of All Time

You can see them here. These are the ones I like the most from their top 25 list:
Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted? Cutting for Stone
Those three things—autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward—are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. Outliers
It is the opposite of ignorance—it is intellectual honesty: to be willing to accept reality and to call things what they are even when it is hard. Heaven is for Real
Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment. How to Win Friends and Influence People
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates (or anything that can be white). Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again. Rule #3: Don’t drink calories. Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit. Rule #5: Take one day off per week and go nuts. The 4-Hour Body
“Panem et Circenses translates into ‘Bread and Circuses.’ The writer was saying that in return for full bellies and entertainment, his people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power.” Mockingjay
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. How to Win Friends and Influence People
“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
So the only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it. How to Win Friends and Influence People. 
The source, wich is also a great reflection on e-books and highlighted passages says:
The feel, weight and smell of my own paper books in my hand, some of them old friends I haven’t seen for years, is a joy. As physical books I can not only keep them and reread them but give them away, lend them to people, take them to second-hand booksellers. But there are lines I would rather not cross: walls of books on more than two sides, for instance, or a sound from the floorboards like the imminent fall of a sawn-out Redwood pine when I slot the last volume of Remembrance of Things Past into its place. The rise of the ebook offers the chance to be ruthless in the personal paper library without losing the ability to keep text. On the urban bookshelves of the crowded future world only the loved and the beautiful will survive.

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