And when it started to get dark you pointed to the sky, and told me there was a star for every thing you loved about me.”

― Lauren Oliver, Requiem

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“You must carry a chaos inside you to give birth to a dancing star.”
-Nietzsche

“As if this great outburst of anger had purged all my ills, killed all my hopes, I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world– and finding it so much like myself, in fact so fraternal, I realized that I’d been happy, and that I was still happy.”

― Albert Camus, The Stranger

That’s a demon for you. Wants me dead but wants to be sure that he is the one who does me in.”

― Daniel Xiao Wang, Lucid Nightmares

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For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society.
That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down
into society’s method of handling suicide recovery.
Now we have to fight off the demons that have been
hanging around suicide for centuries.

– Judy Collins

Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

http://www.quotegarden.com/teen-drivers.html

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“if the teenage kids want to carouse, that’s where they do it. They make bonfires, and drink too much and smoke dope, and grope around in one another’s clothing as if they’ve just invented it, and smash their parents cars up on the way back to town.

― Margaret Atwood

I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla.”

― Robert M. Sapolsky

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The Big Baboon is found upon
The plains of Cariboo:
He goes about with nothing on
(A shocking thing to do).

But if he dressed up respectably
And let his whiskers grow,
How like this Big Baboon would be
To Mister So-and-so!

BELLOC

In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.

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“Your weaknesses are the key to the unimaginable bigger future that God has envisioned for you. Your strengths are probably already bearing all the fruit they can. They will continue to bear those good fruits in your life, but at some point they will begin to plateau. Your richer, more abundant future is intimately linked to your weaknesses.”

― Matthew Kelly

When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life

– Antisthenes.

http://www.lotofquotes.com/brother_quotes_sayings_about_siblings/

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“Lies are a little fortress; inside them you can feel safe and powerful. Through your little fortress of lies you try to run your life and manipulate others. But the fortress needs walls, so you build some. These are the justifications for your lies. You know, like you are doing this to protect someone you love, to keep them from feeling pain. Whatever works, just so you feel okay about the lies.”

― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

If you are not afraid of rising, you will see that wings start growing in your body!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

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“For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction… A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three — the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn’t get you, the others are waiting in the wings.”

-Peter McWilliams

The way you make love is the way God will be with you.

RUMI, The Book of Love

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Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull.  It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all.  Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, labourious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.  ~Henry Louis Mencken

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

It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.

Erma Bombeck

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“For the first time the magnitude of what he had undertaken came home to him. How could you communicate with the future? It was of its nature impossible. Either the future would resemble the present, in which case it would not listen to him: or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Fairytales don’t tell children that dragons exist; children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.”

― C. K. Chesterton

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“He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

A wise old owl once lived in a wood, the more he heard the less he said, the less he said the more he heard, let’s emulate that wise old bird.”

― Flann O’Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds

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Pooh had wandered into the Hundred Acre Wood, and was standing in front of what had once been Owl’s house. It didn’t look at all like a house now, it looked like a tree that had been blown down; and as soon as a house looks like that, it is time you tried to find another one.

MILNE.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Lord Alfred Tennyson

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In the beginning, everybody that gets to work with me, thinks I’m nice. But three weeks later, they hear a bell ringing. Then they realise I meant everything I said during that first week. It’s not my fault people are not taking me serious from the first moment.

Andrew Eldritch

 

 

Well, she wore far too much rouge last night, and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of desperation in a woman.”

― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

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Life is magnificent – just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life –
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly – no rose coloured glasses –
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just “IS.”
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it.”

― Jean Toomer

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There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
– Janet Jackson

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.”

-Amelia Earhart

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“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

– E. B. White

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“I learned a long time ago that most of my family and friends had plastic hearts. Plastic hearts are made so they cannot be broken. Cracked maybe, but never broken.

― Lisa De Jong, Plastic Hearts

I never tired of picturing sharks.”

― Eileen Granfors, Flash Warden and Other Stories

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When the day came to an end, he walked away from the beach. One thing Mickey taught me as an ethos was that at the end of the day, you just walk away.

-John Milius, Apocalypse Now script-writer, on ‘da cat that walked by himself,’ Malibu legend Mickey Dora.

http://st-james.hubpages.com/hub/Quotes-About-Surfing–Zen–Recovery

“We learn from history as much as a rabbit learns from an experiment that’s performed upon it.”

― W.G. Sebald

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“Don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.”


Beatrix Potter, (1866 – 1943) English author “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”

Marriage is a promise. Not just between the couple but to the community at large, to generations past and to those yet to be born.

Heritage.org

http://www.smartmarriages.com/marriage.quotes.html

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“Within this Christian vision of marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of what God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, ‘I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!”

― Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.

-Brooke Shields

http://www.nsma.org.au/facts/quotes.htm

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“Her laugh. The way she smoked before she gave up. Smoke trickling up her nostrils. Spokes of smoke when she spoke.”

― Craig Raine, Heartbreak