“Sometimes, the only way to exorcise old ghosts is to pack your bags and move in with them.”

 

 

 

― Yasmine Galenorn, Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love

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“Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbours’ faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.”
― Aesop

 

“The illusory feeling that it is good for us to be alone – is a Bad spiritual symptom; just as lack of appetite is a bad medical symptom because men do really need food.” ― C.S Lewis

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“Alcohol is used by millions of people, both men and women, and I will make no friends by taking the position that alcohol culture is not politically correct. Yet how can we explain the legal toleration for alcohol, the most destructive of all intoxicants, and the almost frenzied efforts to repress nearly all other drugs? Could it not be that we are willing to pay the terrible toll that alcohol extracts because it is allowing us to continue the repressive dominator style that keeps us all infantile and irresponsible participants in a dominator world characterized by the marketing of ungratified sexual fantasy?”

― Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” A.A. Milne

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“The most insightful thing I ever heard, was overheard. I was waiting for a rail replacement bus in Hackney Wick. These two old women weren’t even talking to me – not because I’d offended them, I hadn’t, I’d been angelic at that bus stop, except for the eavesdropping. Rail replacement buses take an eternity, because they think they’re doing you a favour by covering for the absent train, you’ve no recourse.
Eventually the bus appeared, on the distant horizon, and one of the women, with the relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of public transport said, ‘Oh look, the bus is coming.’ The other woman – a wise woman, seemingly aware that her words and attitude were potent and poetic enough to form the final sentence in a stranger’s book – paused, then said, ‘The bus was always coming.”

― Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

The eye of your mind—your intelligence; the eye of your heart—your conscience; and the eye of your soul—your instinct.”

― Melissa McPhail, Cephrael’s Hand

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“C.S. Lewis said that conscience is nothing more than the voice of God within our souls; the bridge that links the creature to the creator”

― Dinesh D’Souza, What’s So Great About Christianity

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them. Martin H. Fischer

http://www.quotegarden.com/birds.html

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“But look around at this world, how perfectly it’s made. Flowers can’t move, yet the insects come to them and spread their pollen. Trees can’t move either, but birds and animals eat their fruit and carry their seeds far and wide.”

― Nahoko Uehashi, Guardian of the Spirit

The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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TREE

I am the tree

the lean hard hungry land

the crow and eagle

sun and moon and sea

I am the sacred clay

which forms the base

the grasses vines and man

I am all things created

I am you and

you are nothing

but through me the tree

you are

and nothing comes to me

except through that one living gateway

to be free

and you are nothing yet

for all creation

earth and God and man

is nothing

until they fuse

and become a total sum of something

together fuse to consciousness of all

and every sacred part aware

alive

in true affinity

– Kevin Gilbert

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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Keep it simple, surrender, admit defeat, abandon all destructive forces, form new beliefs, heighten your strength of mind, be honest and open-minded, willing, faithful, and hopeful.

http://www.recoverytimes.com/terry8.html

“Courage comes with action. The minute you step forward, the minute you declare your decision, the minute you say, “This is how it’s going to go,” courage comes. It floods through you and energizes every single fibre of your being. You don’t have to wait for it. It’ll be there.” ― Gail Blanke

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“Have you forgiven me?’ I asked.
‘How can I say I have, when I never had anything to forgive?’
‘Well then, I must go unforgiven for I cannot forgive myself.’ I said.
‘O Mrs. Percivale! If you think how the world is flooded with
forgiveness, you will just dip in your cup, and take what you want.”
― George MacDonald

Everything you do matters. Every move you make, every action you take…matters. Not just to you, or your family, or your business or hometown. Everything you do matters to all of us forever.” ― Andy Andrews

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“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”

― Markus Zusak, I am the Messenger

“When a man’s dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.” ― Mark Twain

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“In advance of the dogs, on wide snowshoes, toiled a man. At the rear of the sled toiled a second man. On the sled, in the box, lay a third man whose toil was over – a man whom the Wild had conquered and beaten down until he would never move nor struggle again.”

― Jack London, White Fang

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” ― George Harrison

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“It takes sometime to understand that life can’t always go your way. People move on and change their minds, and leave you stranded. But you have to remember there’s always a road that will lead you to wonderful places unseen, to people unheard and stories untold.”

― Luisa Henao

“A secret is a rotting anchor, hidden in deep water. You drop it and convince yourself that it’s safe, tethered beyond sight. In that peculiar comfort, you forget that it binds you. And when a storm rolls in, it will not raise.”

― Michael Reilly, Mississipi

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“Listening to her, one experienced a deep uneasiness as of having avoided an urgent responsibility, like someone who, walking at night along the banks of a stream, catches a glimpse in the water of a white face or a moving limb and turns quickly away, refusing to help or to search for help. We all see the faces in the water. We smother our memory of them, even our belief in their reality, and become calm people of the world; or we can neither forget or help them. Sometimes by a trick of circumstances or dream or a hostile neighborhood of light we see our own face.”
― Janet Frame, Faces in the Water

“Looking at the past is like lolling in a rocking chair. It is so relaxing and you can rock back and forth on the porch, and never go forward. ”

― Martha Graham, Blood Memory

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“I lit a fire and sat there in my rocking chair. We lit a candle for him. It was as simple as that. I knew that what I had done may have been a catalyst in Danny’s death, but I also knew that there was really nothing else I could have done. I can never really lose that feeling. I wasn’t guilty, but I felt responsible in a way. It’s part of what I do. Managing the band and taking care of the music is very painful at times. It’s a sad story. A moment I will never forget, years I can never replace, music the world will never hear, all gone in the turning of a second.”

― Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

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“Creating simplicity often makes the heart leap; order has been restored, the crooked made straight. But order is understanding that things cannot be made simple, that complexity reigns and must be accepted.”
― Marina Warner

Fairytale is the land of dream. But if that dream traps you inside, time will slip away without you knowing.” ― Vania Parahita

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“Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Step into this experience with the goose bumps in your heartbeat”

― Buddy Wakefield

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“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“I have a sense of melancholy isolation, life rapidly vanishing, all the usual things. It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action”

― Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

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“You’re always saying people don’t like you but people can’t like something that’s not there.”

― Cath Crowley, A Little Wanting Song

“The wind blowing through the cracks in the walls was fitting for this isolated and lonely place.”

― Nancy B. Brewer, Garnet

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“There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song – but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.”

― Pablo Neruda

“Never love someone beneath your level of evolution. If you want a monkey, you can visit one at your local zoo.”

― Shannon L. Alder

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“Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a treeful of monkeys on nitrous oxide.”
― Terry Pratchett, Good Omens