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    Hana: What on Earth is a 'barbeque'? Hel: A primitive tribal ritual featuring paper plates, elbows, flying insects, encrusted meat, hush puppies, and beer. Hana: I daren't ask what a 'hush puppy' is. Hel: Don't.
    — Trevanian
    tags: earth 
     
    Irony is Fate's most common figure of speech.
    — Trevanian
    tags: fate  irony  speech 
     
    Pass through knowledge to arrive at simplicity.
    — Trevanian
    tags: simplicity 
     
    No one really likes Switzerland, except those who prefer cleanliness to life.
    — Trevanian
    The rope connecting two men on a mountain is more than nylon protection; it is an organic thing that transmits subtle messages of intent and disposition from man to man; it is an extension of the tactile senses, a psychological bond, a wire along which currents of communication flow.
    — Trevanian
    tags: men  communication 
     
    Go is to Western chess what philosophy is to double-entry accounting.
    — Trevanian
    tags: philosophy  chess 
     
    We all desire to be understood, but no one enjoys being obvious.
    — Trevanian
    tags: desires 
     
    You can gain experience, if you are careful to avoid empty redundancy. Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience"twenty times. And never resent the advantage of experience your elders have. Recall that they have paid for this experience in the coin of life, and have emptied a purse that cannot be refilled.
    — Trevanian
    Generalization is flawed thinking only when applied to individuals. It is the most accurate way to describe the mass, the Wad. And yours is a democracy, a dictatorship of the Wad.
    — Trevanian
    Do not fall into the error of the artist who boasts of twenty years experience in his craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience - twenty times.
    — Trevanian
    tags: time  experience  facts  craft  artist  year 
     
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