I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.

― Vincent van Gogh

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“.. a friend is someone who inspires, who challenges, who sends you in search of some truer sense of yourself..”
― Steve Lopez, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Never make the mistake of thinking that alcoholics are weak, because it took an incredible amount of internal strength and conviction in order for me to keep drinking despite the growing mountain of evidence against it.

― Mishka Shubaly, The Long Run

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“Whether I or anyone else accepted the concept of alcoholism as a disease didn’t matter; what mattered was that when treated as a disease, those who suffered from it were most likely to recover.”

― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigritude.


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“Do I dare disturb the universe?

Yes, I do, I do. I think.

Jerry suddenly understood the poster–the solitary man on the beach standing upright and alone and unafraid, poised at the moment of making himself heard and known in the world, the universe.”

― Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War

The silence of a stupid man looks like wisdom.


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“There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday… Women like you.”
― Ashley Rice

When a path is traveled all the way to its end, where then does it lead?

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“You must learn to know the difference between tales and the truth, my Liza, she would say. Fairy tales have a habit of ending too soon. They never show what happens afterwards when the prince and princess ride off the page.”

― Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.

― Emily Dickinson

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“Have faith in who you are. Believe that you will recover, and it will truly happen. And don’t judge yourself too harshly. Some things are meant to be, and you had to fall so that later you may rise and become what you are truly meant to be.”

― Joseph Delaney, Clash of the Demons