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    My passion for writing cookbooks really came from my love of collecting cookbooks.

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    Our aim is to make tax collecting a declining industry.

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    Now I am obsessed with collecting Platypus paraphernalia.

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    Objects are what matter. Only they carry the evidence that throughout the centuries something really happened among human beings.

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    One of the things I have been preaching around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites.

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    Only when you are moved by a painting should you buy it. Being moved is what collecting is all about.

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    That which is not measurable is not science. That which is not physics is stamp collecting.

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    The whole season thing is nonsense. It's either beautiful or it isn't. That's something I really learned when I started collecting dresses.

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    True, you're the weakest of us all, but you're still one of the five, and there is power in collecting the complete set." He paused, then grinned. "The complete Set! That's funny! Now let's consume your energy and entomb your soul, shall we?

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    Those who make their living by collecting taxes cause the people to starve; when the people starve, the tax collectors, having no one to tax, starve also

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    Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism

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    To repeat, the way you get to the huge, impossible yes is, you start collecting a lot of easy, small yeses.

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    A great library is anything and everything. It is not for its current custodians to judge what the future will find to be of importance, and it is this eclecticism that gives it the mystique, that is the wonder of it.

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    While the business of "collecting" lyrics and melodies happens all the time, when it's time to corral them all into something, I have to be in a good mood, ready and willing to work.

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    ...You can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.

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    We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations.

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    book collecting is only meaningful if it’s personal,” Oscar clarified. “If it’s just another way of accumulating wealth instead of for the books themselves it isn’t right. Collectors are trying to protect themselves. To separate themselves. It’s a hierarchy.

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    ...because you are not trying simply to complete a set of books or toys or Weetabix cards, you are trying to complete yourself, to get back to the whole person you were before, as a child, before the obstructions and compromises of adulthood got in the way. And yet, all you are really doing is accumulating a pile of crap, souvenirs of the futility of the quest.

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    I have a habit of being an archaeologist of my own past, a sentimental collector of personal artefacts which may at first glance appear random, but each of which holds a unique significance. As the years pass me by, I find that the number of objects within my possession begins to accumulate. A torn map. A sealed letter. A boat full of paper animals. Each item encapsulates within itself a story, akin to an outward manifestation of my inner journey.

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    Certainly, it is more reasonable to devote one's life to women than to postage stamps, old snuff-boxes, or even to paintings and statues.

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    Where would tourism be without a little luxury and a taste of night life? There were several cities on Deanna, all moderate in size, but the largest was the capital, Atro City. For the connoisseur of fast-foods, Albrechts’ famous hotdogs and coldcats were sold fresh from his stall (Albrecht’s Takeaways) on Lupini Square. For the sake of his own mental health he had temporarily removed Hot Stuff Blend from the menu. The city was home to Atro City University, which taught everything from algebra and make-up application to advanced stamp collecting; and it was also home to the planet-famous bounty hunter – Beck the Badfeller. Beck was a legend in his own lifetime. If Deanna had any folklore, then Beck the Badfeller was one of its main features. He was the local version of Robin Hood, the Davy Crockett of Deanna. The Local rumor mill had it he was so good he could find the missing day in a leap year. Once, so the story goes, he even found a missing sock.

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    Inside the museums, | Infinity goes up on trial | Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while

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    She sat on the little iron garden seat in the clearing at the top and looked down at the strange garden of her mysterious grandmother, the patched-up house beyond. She wondered what her mother and grandmother were speaking of, why had they come to visit today, but no matter how she twisted the questions in her mind, she could divine no answers. After a time, the distraction of the garden proved too great. Her questions dropped away, and she began to harvest pregnant Busy Lizzie pods while a black cat watched from a distance, pretending disinterest. When she had a nice collection, Cassandra climbed up onto the lowest bough of the mango tree in the back corner of the yard, pods cupped gently in her hand, and began to pop them, one by one. Enjoying the cold, gooey seeds that sprayed across her fingers, the pussycat's surprise when a pod shell dropped between her paws, her zeal as she mistook it for a grasshopper.

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    Teachers are the original hoarders; we've even been known to collect useless information...

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    The library will endure; it is the universe. As for us, everything has not been written; we are not turning into phantoms. We walk the corridors, searching the shelves and rearranging them, looking for lines of meaning amid leagues of cacophony and incoherence, reading the history of the past and our future, collecting our thoughts and collecting the thoughts of others, and every so often glimpsing mirrors, in which we may recognize creatures of the information.

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    It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.

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    It's finished. There isn't a stamp, or an error that I haven't collected. Not one. What shall I do now?" "I think I'm beginning to understand," said Moomintroll slowly. "You aren't a collector anymore, you're only an owner, and that isn't nearly so much fun.

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    She had collected experiences, I realized, as much as she had collected all these things. As we moved her out of her own life, she seemed lonelier that I hope I'll ever be.

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    You can buy history, but you can't buy a culture.

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    A collection to which nothing can be added and from which nothing can be removed is, in fact, dead!

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    You can keep a piece of candy in its wrapper for up to twenty years. After that, it turns into a hideous black goo.

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    After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sport of all.

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    Collectors become obsessive and then addicted. You become addicted to art and you can't live without it.

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    Atheism is a religion like not collecting stamps is a hobby.

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    By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.

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    Can you collect chaos? Not collecting, that is the ultimate gathering. What can you gather without gathering yourself.

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    Collecting is my passion.

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    Collecting is the sort of thing that creeps up on you.

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    Collect the power. Because our fear has power. And our fear is paralyzing, and our fear sets us off course. So it's about gathering and collecting that power, waking it up. And dedicating your life to honoring it.

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    Collecting the dots. Then connecting them. And then sharing the connections with those around you. This is how a creative human works. Collecting, connecting, sharing.

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    Collecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction.

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    I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I'm into collecting.

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    I am a Buddhist, therefore I should not be collecting anything - however, I have a collection of Buddhas. I have a lot of them.

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    I enjoy wine collecting and great food.

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    I love collecting; my joy is finding private press American or European home studio electronic music from the 60s and 70s.

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    [Instead of collecting stamps, he collected dictionaries and encyclopaedias:] Because you can learn more from them.

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    I try not to be sentimental and obsessive about possessions. I love collecting, but I hate owning.

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    I'd go stupid collecting and counting my money.

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    I like collecting comics, I like buying comics, I like looking at comics, but I also read comics on digital readers.

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    I'll always be grateful to rent collecting. I've put many of the tenants in my pictures.