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"You can't experience being alive without realizing that you have to die, she thought. But it's just as impossible to realize you have to die without thinking how incredibly amazing it is to be alive."
Chapter 1, "The Garden of Eden," p. 7


"The only thing that we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder."
Chapter 2, "The Top Hat," p. 17


"When Sophie got upstairs to her room, she found three new questions: Is there a basic substance that everything is made of? Can water turn into wine? How can earth and water produce a frog?"
Chapter 4, "The Natural Philosophers," p. 31


"The idea of free will made Sophie think of something else. Why should she put up with this mysterious philosopher playing cat and mouse with her? Why couldn't she write a letter to him?"
Chapter 6, "Fate," p. 50


"Socrates was this joker in Athens. He was neither certain...

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