Quotes to remember

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  1. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    "Everything is fine until it isn't"
     
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    “I wish to spend a lifetime near a lighthouse where loneliness will be the glimmer of luminous prancing upon ocean waves… rising and falling only for my breathing.”
    ― Munia Khan
     
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    “[T]hat old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.”
    ― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
     
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    “I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”
    ― Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary
     
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    "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did. They always will! They will have the same effect here as elsewhere, if we do not, by (the power of) government, keep them in their proper spheres."
    - Gouverneur Morris, one of the authors of the U.S. Constitution
     
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  9. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ''I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.'' - Louisa May Alcott
     
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    “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
    ― Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
     
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    Not familiar with her work, so ran a quick search and wow, she has quite a few books, some I’m going to check out. Have you read any of her books?
     
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    I've heard her TED talk. She's amazing.

    https://www.ted.com/search?q=brene brown
     
  13. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    "When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control."

    Anthony Daniels
     
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    “When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.’”---Quentin Tarantino

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    "The first duty of a man is to think for himself."
    - Jose Marti
     
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    ''Come fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!" - William Butler Yeats
     
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    “The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.”
    ― Michel Foucault
     
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    “The Revolutionary Hill Estates had not been designed to accommodate a tragedy. Even at night, as if on purpose, the development held no looming shadows and no gaunt silhouettes. It was invincibly cheerful, a toyland of white and pastel houses whose bright, uncurtained windows winked blandly through a dappling of green and yellow leaves … A man running down these streets in desperate grief was indecently out of place.”
    ― Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
     
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    “It was autumn, the season of pomegranate and quince. The scent of roasted nuts and barbecued corn from the street vendors, of mud-packed alleyways, gasoline fumes, and concrete roads—I hadn’t known, until I encountered them again, how much I’d missed the city.”
    ― Jasmin Darznik, Song of a Captive Bird
     
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    “There is a particular kind of afternoon sun that exists only in autumn. A golden light drapes itself over the world of that hour. It falls through the afternoon sky, fine and faint as a swirl of cigarette smoke caught in the wind, nearly transparent. So sweet, that light, insisting softly, goldly against the windows.”
    ― Ayana Mathis, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

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    “Once in a while i am struck
    all over again... by just how blue
    the sky appears .. on wind-played
    autumn mornings, blue enough
    to bruise a heart.”
    ― Sanober Khan
     

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