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You’d be amazed at how fast you can get going with a tiny acceleration over a long time.

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2

Fortunately, when you spend a lot of time in space, you learn how to shit in a bag.

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3

“Once he runs out of food, how long until he starves to death?” Teddy asked. “Presuming an ample water supply, he might last three weeks. Shorter than a typical hunger strike,.

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4

“Within four days of running out of food, he’ll barely be able to stand up,.

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5

“So,” Bruce offered, “we can have a high chance of killing one person, or a low chance of killing six people.

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6

Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.

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7

Life is amazingly tenacious. They don’t want to die any more than I do.

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8

The worst moments in life are heralded by small observations.

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9

For some reason, a high concentration of O2 will kill most headaches. Don’t know why. Don’t care.

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10

When you cook food, the proteins break down, and the food becomes easier to digest.

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11

I never realized how utterly silent Mars is. It’s a desert world with practically no atmosphere to convey sound. I could hear my own heartbeat.

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12

Www. Watch-mark-watney-die. Com.

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13

Sometimes I miss the days when I made all the decisions myself. Then I shake it off and remember I’m infinitely better off with a bunch of geniuses deciding what I do than I am making shit up as I go along.

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14

The cost for my survival must have been hundreds of millions of dollars. All to save one dorky botanist. Why bother? Well, okay. I know the answer to that. Part of it might be what I represent: progress, science, and the interplanetary future we’ve dreamed of for centuries. But really, they did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true.

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This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do. And because of that, I had billions of people on my side.

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