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    “But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
    ― Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot
     
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    "Having loved enough and lost enough,
    I'm no longer searching
    just opening,

    no longer trying to make sense of pain
    but trying to be a soft and sturdy home
    in which real things can land."

    Mark Nepo
     
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    "I have perceiv’d that to be with those I like is enough,
    To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough,
    To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh is enough,
    To pass among them or touch any one, or rest my arm ever so lightly round his or her neck for a moment, what is this then?
    I do not ask any more delight, I swim in it as in a sea.

    There is something in staying close to men and women and looking on them, and in the contact and odor of them, that pleases the soul well,
    All things please the soul, but these please the soul well."

    Walt Whitman
     
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    "Welcome to the real world" ~Morpheus to Neo, Matrix. 1999
     
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    “September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.”
    ― Rowland E. Robinson
     
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    ''Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.'' - Oscar Wilde
     
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    “Its (Being's) strangeness is, we might say, due to its very reality, to the very fact that there is existence. The questioning of Being is an experience of Being in its strangeness”
    ― Emmanuel Levinas, Existence and Existents

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    "...the real self is dangerous; dangerous for the established church, dangerous for the state, dangerous for the crowd, dangerous for the tradition, because once a man knows his real self, he becomes an individual."
    - Lori Duncan
     
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    “The Waverley sisters hadn't been close as children, but they were as thick as thieves now, the way adult siblings often are, the moment they realize that family is actually a choice.”
    ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
     
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    “After one point, you have to let go of your deity, your books, your theories and stories. You have to let go of everything and merge with the supreme nothingness. This last step is the most difficult to take. It's not a step. It's a jump which lands you directly in the lap of supreme power.”
    ― Shunya

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    “The existence of other people is essentially awkward.”
    ― Lionel Shriver, Checker and the Derailleurs

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    "Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility."---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
     
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    “Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness, we return to books: to find words for what we already know.” - Alberto Manguel
     
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    "This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance."---Philip K. Dick

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    ''You have played. (I think) And broke the toys you were fondest of. And are a little tired, now; tired of things that break, and --- Just tired. So am I." - E.E. Cummings (from the poem, You are Tired, I Think)
     
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    “I shoved three CDs up my ass and got them out of Tower Records. It hurt like hell but I did it. New Michael Bolton, new Sting, and the best of Sammy Hagar. Totally painful. Definitely worth it.”
    ― Henry Rollins, Eye Scream
     

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