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Umm
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but everyone had this patina
of slightly bruised longing, this shimmer of
I think I knew you when we were children,
this look of I’ve loved you ever since you were born
and probably longer than that

-- Paul Hostovsky

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It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.
- John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

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Umm
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great quote! (I've never read Irving ..but I know of his books, and have been wanting to)

..another quote ^-^

“One should use common words to say uncommon things”

-- Arthur Schopenhauer


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Ahavati
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" You have two choices in life when running a race:  ignore the hecklers and keep running toward the finish line; or, stop to argue with them, and lose the race. " ~ WF Cantrell

My father was the wisest man I knew.  He laid the foundation of my knowledge over many hours of conversation whike playing chess.

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“No, no.... listen, if you’re gonna go for the face, upper cut into the jaw. While they’re fannying about spitting teeth that’ll buy you valuable time”.

- My Dad, shirtless in a junkyard. I feel I learned something that day.

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Umm
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"Finally, in a low whisper, he said, ‘I think I might be a terrible person.’ For a split second I believed him - I thought he was about to confess a crime, maybe a murder. Then I realized that we all think we might be terrible people. But we only reveal this before asking someone to love us. It is a kind of undressing."

-- Miranda July, The First Bad Man  

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Harry Rout
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“I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Evelyn Beatrice Hall (This quote is often attributed to Voltaire, and she was writing about him when she wrote it.)

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Umm
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^awesome quote sir (portrays an outstanding principle imo)

stumbled upon these (among others) while looking through archives:


And you would murmur tender words,
Forgiving me, because you were dead:
Nor would you rise and hasten away,
Though you have the will of wild birds,
But know your hair was bound and wound
about the stars and moon and sun.

-- Yeats


This is the north, cloud spatters trailing their joints across the ground
And snagging themselves
In the soaked boughs of the evergreens.
Even the heart could lift itself higher than they do,
The soaked and bough-splattered heart,
But doesn't because this is the north,
Where everything dark, desire and its extra inch, holds back
And drags itself, sullen and misty-mouthed, through the trees.

-- Charles Wright


Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

-- Yeats


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“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.”

- Jean Racine

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Taurek said:“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.”

- Jean Racine



Everyday.................

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this one i read first time in my early teens and has stuck in my head ever since

'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.'

Elbert Hubbard


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David Macleod
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"If treachery and betrayal are the only weapons in tour arsenal you will be killed for wearing the wrong armour, as it should be"

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Umm
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great quotes you guys! (absolutely 💗 Elbert Huggard)

my fave quote by him:

“I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love...I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts.”

-- Elbert Hubbard

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“The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.”

- Tom Waits

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“So what genius worked out a fish had a 3 second memory?” - some pissed man on a bus.

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