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Indecision

You need an infinite stretch of time ahead of you to start to think, infinite energy to make the smallest decision. The world is getting denser. The immense number of useless projects is bewildering. Too many things have to be put in to balance up an uncertain scale. You can't disappear anymore. You die in a state of total indecision.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

Neither have they hearts to stay, nor wit enough to run away.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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