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Hepcat61
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geoff cat
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"Road to hell paved in unbought stuffed dogs. Not my fault."

Ernest Hemingway

Silver_Birch
Silver_Birch
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“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”
― Tom Waits




LUUH19
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Emeraldia
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''All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses
And to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.''
- Walt Whitman

_boybrains
_boybrains
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The winter will ask what we did all summer.
-Gypsy Proverb

David_Macleod
David_Macleod
David Macleod
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"To aspire to be a poet is a noble quest."

David Macleod 2019

Umm
Umm
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"by being both here and beyond
I am becoming a horizon"

- Mark Strand

Umm
Umm
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cold_fusion said:
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Layla
Layla
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"If Life was so great, there wouldn't be death."  A quote from a jewish guy who I used to work with 3 yrs ago.

cold_fusion
cold_fusion
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They say uncertainty kills. I love giving it to my ill wishers.

Cold_fusion@DU

butters
butters
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the self-absorbed seem to find endless interest in the shallow nature of their navels; there's a great big world to discover if only they'll lift their eyes

inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence
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There are so many!

'I'm not interested in preserving the status quo, I wish to overthrow it.' - Machiavelli
'If you want to provoke, provoke someone who is stronger than you, or else you are misusing your power.' - Lars von Trier
'Quiet is the new loud' - Patrick Stump
'I just want to inflict some change on people' - Brendon Urie

Those are the four that are around me in my office most of the time.  

Umm
Umm
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Each Moment a White Bull Steps Shining into the World

If the gods bring to you
a strange and frightening creature,
accept the gift
as if it were one you had chosen.

Say the accustomed prayers,
oil the hooves well,
caress the small ears with praise.

Have the new halter of woven silver
embedded with jewels.
Spare no expense, pay what is asked,
when a gift arrives from the sea.

Treat it as you yourself
would be treated, brought speechless and naked
into the court of a king.

And when the request finally comes,
do not hesitate even an instant----
stroke the white throat,
the heavy trembling dewlaps
you'd come to believe were yours,
and plunge in the knife.

Not once
did you enter the pasture
without pause,
without yourself trembling,
that you came to love it, that was the gift.

Let the envious gods take back what they can.

- Jane Hirshfield

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Side note: Thank you to everyone for the wonderful quotes in this thread. So great to see so many posting in it <3

Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
- Missy -
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Ooofff. Umm that poem was heavy. Saved for my own personal collection. Reminds me of the poem Sometimes A Wild God which has become somewhat of a personal motto for me: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F5lJnbB4woQ

LJRoundTown
LJRoundTown
LJ
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“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”

― Napoleon Hill

Ahavati
Ahavati
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