Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    “It was one of those problematic occasions with long silences, sporadic coughs, and people saying isolated things like, "Well, isn't this nice.”
    ― Terry Pratchett
     
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    "Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
    ― Tony Schwartz
     
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    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
    ― Desmond Tutu
     
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    “Schools serve the same social functions as prisons and mental institutions- to define, classify, control, and regulate people.”
    ― Michel Foucault

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    “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. It will not lead you astray.”
    ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi
     
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    "I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of thinking and enjoying what they call living, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds."
    ~Jack Kerouac

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    Books are not missiles, you don’t aim them at anybody
    ― Raymond Briggs (RIP)
     
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    One might add ...and army.
     
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  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Not sure that's true. Woody Guthrie had a sign on his guitar that said, "This machine kills fascists." If music kills fascists, maybe books do too.
     
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    “If I choose to take the time and make you breakfast in bed, a simple thank you is all we need -- not all of this 'Why are you in my house?' nonsense.”
    ― Glenn Hefley
     
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    “I always regret the plans I’ve made when I was feeling extroverted for five minutes.” - an unknown introvert

    So agree.
     
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  15. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    lol! You find some funny ones, MR.
     
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    "Words were originally magic, and even today words retain much of their ancient magical power. By words, one person can make another blissfully happy or drive him to despair."
    —Sigmund Freud

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    "You have no need to travel anywhere - journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light."
    ~ Rumi

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    “Be in your own skin, as an act of self-loving.”
    ― H. Raven Rose, Shadow Selves: Double Happiness

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    On the topic of monsters. . .

    ''Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process, he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back at you.'' ~ Nietzsche
     
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    “Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion." Franz Kafka
     
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    “I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”
    ― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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    I'm stealing that for my facebook page..

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    I thought you might like that one.

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