Quotes to remember

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  1. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ''Understanding others doesn't mean that you have to necessarily agree with their point of view or feelings. Instead, it means you recognise their point of view and accept that it's different than yours.'' - Debayan Ghosh
     
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    “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
    ― Groucho Marx
     
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    I don't know if this quote has been posted in this thread before but it freaked and changed the world...

    And it looks like Oppenheimer was quoting someone else in history.

     
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    “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.”
    ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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    “I am a collector of notes upon subjects that have diversity — such as deviations from concentricity in the lunar crater Copernicus, and a sudden appearance of purple Englishmen — stationary meteor-radiants, and a reported growth of hair on the bald head of a mummy — and 'Did the girl swallow the octopus?”
    ― Charles Fort, Wild Talents

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    “Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.”
    ― Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety
     
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    "At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." ~Lao Tzu

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    “Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
    ― Susan Sontag

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    "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." - John Lubbock

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    “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
    ― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
     
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    “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
    ― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
     
  15. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ''She generally gave herself very good advice, but she very seldom followed it.'' - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
     
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    "In another time,
    What cannot be seen will define us, and we shall be prompted
    To say that language is error, and all things are wronged
    By representation.
    The self, we shall say, can never be
    Seen with a disguise, and never be seen without one."

    ― Mark Strand, The Story of Our Lives: with The Monument and The Late Hour
     
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    "You must go in quest of yourself, and you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things."
    ~ C. G. Jung

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    “Not knowing when the dawn will come
    I open every door.”
    ― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems

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    Maybe we shouldn’t (or maybe we should?) judge Jung based on today’s set of standards, but he seemed pretty misogynistic. So, not really a fan. That said, I like this plucked quote, though.
     
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    “You can’t find peace by avoiding life.” - Virginia Woolf
     
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    “A stream of primal voices
    Whispering in the breeze of your heart
    To urge you on.”
    ― Scott Hastie

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    "What dreadful hot weather we have!
    It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
    Jane Austen

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