Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "With despair, true optimism begins: the optimism of the man who expects nothing, who knows he has no rights and nothing coming to him, who rejoices in counting on himself alone and in acting alone for the good of all." ~Jean-Paul Sartre
     
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  3. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I like that idea. Instagram would be out of business if everyone took this quote’s advice. lol
     
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    “The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.”
    ― Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
     
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    "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
    - Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
     
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    “All I want to do is sit on my ass all day and fart and think of Dante."
    — Samuel Beckett

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    “if you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.”
    ― Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
     
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    “I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
    ― Henry David Thoreau

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    “There is, in short, no way for us to picture subjectivity as part of our worldview because, so to speak, the subjectivity in question is the picturing.”
    ― John Rogers Searle

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    “It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination, because wherever it appeared it was a sign that mere matter was a servant of the powers of the magical mind. It was enchantment itself. But Rincewind always thought it looked a sort of greenish-purple.”
    ― Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

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    "I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.”—Haruki Murakami
     
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    "There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia." ~Kurt Vonnegut
     
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    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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    "If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable."--Carrie Fisher

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    ''A candle never loses its light while lighting up another candle.'' - Rumi
     
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    “Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable...the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street...by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.”
    ― Hal Borland
     
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    “I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”
    ― Eugene O'Neill

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    “In pretty much every country in the world, something hot and brothy cooked in a pot and served in a bowl is viewed as uniquely nourishing. Soup places low demands on the eater. It treats you as a child, who may or may not know how to use a knife and fork. You do not have to chop, or even to chew. Soup is what our mothers gave us when we were ailing. It’s what we return to after a hard day at work, when all we want to do is curl up in a foetal position on the sofa.”
    ― Bee Wilson, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
     
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    "The world is hard and cruel. We are here none knows why, and we go none knows whither. We must be very humble. We must see the beauty of quietness. We must go through life so inconspicuously that Fate does not notice us.”
    W. Somerset Maugham - The Moon and Sixpence
     
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    “When I run after what I think I want,
    my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
    if I sit in my own place of patience,
    what I need flows to me, and without pain.
    From this I understand that
    what I want also wants me,
    is looking for me and attracting me.
    There is a great secret here
    for anyone who can grasp it.”
    ― Rumi
     
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    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery
     
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