Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.”
    ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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    “This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.”
    ― Rumi

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    “Imagine for a moment that we are nothing but the product of billions of years of molecules coming together and ratcheting up through natural selection, that we are composed only of highways of fluids and chemicals sliding along roadways within billions of dancing cells, that trillions of synaptic conversations hum in parallel, that this vast egglike fabric of micron-thin circuitry runs algorithms undreamt of in modern science, and that these neural programs give rise to our decision making, loves, desires, fears, and aspirations. To me, that understanding would be a numinous experience, better than anything ever proposed in anyone's holy text.”
    ― David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

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    “The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
    ― Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes
     
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    "Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into ideological teams that fight each other as though the fate of the world depended on our side winning each battle. It blinds us to the fact that each team is composed of good people who have something important to say." ~Jonathan Haidt
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    “Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are.”
    ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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    Getting lost is an artform refined thru years of practice..
     
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    “Shakespeare is so much larger than any other poet, any other writer. Larger than Plato, infinitely larger than Freud. You’d have to take the whole of the Bible together to get any representation of consciousness as wide as Shakespeare’s.”
    — Harold Bloom

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    “Barring love I'll take my life in large doses alone--rivers, forests, fish, grouse, mountains. Dogs.”
    ― Jim Harrison, Wolf False Memoir

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    “It was like hiking into a Hemingway story; everything was sepia-toned and bristling with subtext.”
    ― Leslie What, Crazy Love

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    Me too, Jim Harrison!!
     
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    "When my mother could no longer save me, movies stepped in and did it. The great god for me as a child was movies. That beautiful light beaming from the projection booth was the sign that I would be saved, for as long as I could sit in the dark."--Marlon Brando The Lake of the Mind: Brando in the Night

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    "You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all... Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it we are nothing."--Luis Buñuel

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    “We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”
    ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
     
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    “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
    ― Max Planck

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    “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”
    ― Rabindranath Tagore
     
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    That one's ironic, coming from you, MR.
     

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