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    The desert sky is encircling, majestic, terrible.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: sky 
     
    When men do not run they are likely to die prematurely from dysfunction of the heart and vascular systems or from disabling chronic disease.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: men  heart  die 
     
    Men ran after and ate horses for four hundred thousand years. The outcome is more than a love of horse flesh; it is a runner's body.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: men  body  year 
     
    Man is a distance runner as a consequence of hundreds of thousands of years of chasing antelopes, horses, elephants, wild cattle, and deer.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: men  wild  year  consequence 
     
    Who would want to live in a world that is just not quite fatal?
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: live  world 
     
    The natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully realize our dreams.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: world  dreams 
     
    The human cardiovascular system evolved as part of the physiology of [prehistoric] hunters, who ran for their lives.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: live  human 
     
    All around us, aspects of the modern world - diet, exercise, medicine, art, work, family, philosophy, economics, ecology, psychology - have begun a long circle back toward their former coherence. Whether they can arrive before the natural world is damaged beyond repair and madness destroys humanity, we cannot tell.
    — Paul Shepard
    There is a secret person undamaged in every individual.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: secret  people 
     
    Men are born human. What they must learn is to be an animal. If they learn otherwise it may kill them, and kill life on the planet.
    — Paul Shepard
    tags: animals  men  human  learn 
     
    To the desert go profits and hermits, through deserts go pilgrims and exiles. Here the leaders of the great religions have sought the therapeutic and spiritual values of retreat, not to escape but to find reality.
    — Paul Shepard
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