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Male, 35, Melbourne, Australia. Teacher: English/Humanities.

...who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable...

-Italo Calvino

Each of us is a kind of crossroads where things happen. The crossroads is purely passive; something happens there. A different thing, equally valid, happens elsewhere. There is no choice, it is just a matter of chance

-Claude Lévi-Strauss

No self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations now more complex and mobile than ever before... one is always located at a post through which various kinds of messages pass

-Jean-François Lyotard

...man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun

-Clifford Geertz

All the world's a stage, / And all the men and women merely players: / They have their exits and their entrances; / And one man in his time plays his parts...


Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is

-Jorge Luis Borges

Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don't have any surface noise. I said, 'Listen, mate, life has surface noise.'

-John Peel