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    God once spoke to people by name.
    The sun once imparted its flame.
    One impulse persists as our breath;
    The other persists as our faith.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness and from the heart cannot be defended against the judgment of a committee of sycophants. The volatile essences which make literature cannot survive the clich├ęs of a long series of story conferences.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    Decisive inventions and discoveries always are initiated by an intellectual or moral stimulus as their actual motivating force, but, usually, the final impetus to human action is given by material impulses ... merchants stood as a driving force behind the heroes of the age of discovery; this first heroic impulse to conquer the world emanated from very mortal forces—in the beginning, there was spice.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)