Quotes to remember

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    "Sleep heavily and know that I am here with you now. The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us? We can cope with that. We can do this together. You and I, drowsily, but comfortably."
    - Joseph Fink

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    “Rain on roof outside window, gray light, deep covers and warm blankets. Rain and nip of autumn in air; nostalgia, itch to work better and bigger. That crisp edge of autumn.”― Sylvia Plath

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    "The kindest people are not born that way, they are made. They are the ones who have dug themselves out of the dark, who have fought to turn every loss into a lesson. The kindest people don’t just exist - they choose to soften where circumstance has tried to harden them, they choose to believe in goodness because they have seen firsthand why compassion is so necessary. They have seen firsthand why tenderness is so important in this world". --Bianca Sparacino

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    “What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
    ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

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    “Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”
    ― C.G. Jung

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    “There are random moments - tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children's rooms - when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead.”
    ― Elizabeth Berg, The Art of Mending
     
  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Probably a flush of released adrenaline

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    “Here in this moment we are beautiful, nocturnal creatures and our thoughts and words are jewels guarded by the moon.”
    ― Henry Rollins, Solipsist
     
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    “Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”
    ― George Burns
     
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    “Conscious experience is at once the most familiar thing in the world and the most mysterious. There is nothing we know about more directly than consciousness, but it is far from clear how to reconcile it with everything else we know. Why does it exist? What does it do? How could it possibly arise from lumpy gray matter? We know consciousness far more intimately than we know the rest of the world, but we understand the rest of the world far better than we understand consciousness. Consciousness can be startlingly intense. It is the most vivid of phenomena; nothing is more real to us. But it can be frustratingly diaphanous: in talking about conscious experience, it is notoriously difficult to pin down the subject matter. "-----David J. Chalmers, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory

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    "Lying awake at night, it occurs to me that there was a last day I would ever play in the sprinkler. Growing up kinda sneaks up on us, doesn't it?"
     
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    "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes."---Jack Handey
     
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    “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
     
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    "One great thing about growing old is that nothing is going to lead to anything. Everything is of the moment." ~Joseph Campbell
     
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    “Happiness doesn't lie in conspicuous consumption and the relentless amassing of useless crap. Happiness lies in the person sitting beside you and your ability to talk to them. Happiness is clear-headed human interaction and empathy. Happiness is home. And home is not a house-home is a mythological concept. It is a state of mind. A place of communion and unconditional love. It is where, when you cross its threshold, you finally feel at peace."---Dennis Lehane
     
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    "I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."

    ~ Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
    German astronomer, mathematician, astrologer, natural philosopher and writer on music.
     
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    "I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me." ― Simone de Beauvoir

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    "There it is. I don't believe in anything, but I'm always glad to wake up in the morning. It doesn't depress me. I'm never depressed. My basic nervous system is filled with this optimism. It's mad, I know, because it's optimism about nothing. I think of life as meaningless and yet it excites me. I always think something marvelous is about to happen."---Francis Bacon, artist

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    “Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom.”
    ― Miyamoto Musashi

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    ''One of the most sincere forms of respect, is actually listening to what another has to say.'' - Bryant McGill
     

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