“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” ― Winston Churchill

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“If a drop of that wine would drip into the Nile
The crocodile would be drunken for hundred years by its smell
If the antelope in the dessert would drink a drop of it
It would become a roaring lion and wouldn’t think about the leopard”
― Rūdakī

“I went through the usual stages: imp, rascal, scalawag, whippersnapper. And, of course, after that it’s just a small step to full-blown sociopath.”

― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

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“There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impressive as that of him, who shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a plunge.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Imp of The Perverse

“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”

― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu

“Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention…the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”

― Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

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“So much of an artist’s career hinges on the sense that we are going somewhere, that we are not just trapped by the four walls of wherever we are. For creative sanity, I must believe that if I just do the next right thing, a path will unfold for me.”

 

“There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.”

― Oscar Wilde

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“I stood checked for a moment – awe, not fear, fell upon me – and whist I stood, a solemn wind began to blow, the most mournful that ever ear heard. Mournful! That is saying nothing. It was a wind that had swept the fields of mortality for a hundred centuries.”

― Thomas de Quincey, Suspira de Profundis, Being a Sequel to the Confessions of an English Opium-eater

“Chaos is impatient. It’s random. And above all it’s selfish. It tears down everything just for the sake of change, feeding on itself in constant hunger. But Chaos can also be appealing. It tempts you to believe that nothing matters except what you want.”

― Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire

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“The pain of an injury is over in seconds. Everything that comes after is the pain of getting well.” He gave her a heartfelt look, full of apology. “I’d forgotten that you see. Coming back to life … It hurts.”
― Tessa Dare, Twice Tempted by a Rogue

“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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“I wonder if rooms in an insane asylum have Do Not Disturb signs for the doors. I should hope not, because knock or no knock, every occupant in those rooms is already disturbed.
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― Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They’re Over.

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

― Saint Augustine of Hippo

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“Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
… It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision – it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves