If you want to talk about open mindedness, take off your clothes.

– Michael E. Maconnell

http://www.clothesfree.com/quotes.html

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“Many will rant and rave against the garment fate has woven for them, but they pick it up and don it all the same, and most wear it to the end of their days. You… you would rather go naked into the storm.”

― Robin Hobb, Ship of Magic

Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”

― Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

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A balance. Between delight and duty. Between immediate gratification and long-term goal. Between rule and surprise. Between prayer and action, love and work. A grown up balance in living.

 

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

Erica Jong

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“Life can be very terrible,” he said. “One needs much courage.”
“To kill oneself? yes, I suppose one does.”
“Also to live,” said Poirot, “one needs courage.”

― Agatha Christie, Death in the Clouds

Someday, I’ll take you to the top of a windmill and teach you to dream.

Lorraine Heath, Texas Glory

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“Of course, he carried it a bit too far. He thought that every windmill was a giant. That’s insane. But, thinking that they might be… Well, all the best minds used to think the world was flat. But, what if it isn’t? It might be round. And bread mould might be medicine. If we never looked at things and thought of what they might be, why, we’d all still be out there in the tall grass with the apes.”

― Justin “Sherlock Holmes” Mayfair

To destroy abuses is not enough; Habits must also be changed. The windmill has gone, but the wind is still there.”

~old man G— to Monseigneur Bienvenu Myriel” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it’s time to do something different?
It’s a balance – a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won’t work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills –
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won’t work.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

http://www.motivational-quotes-sayings.com/quotes/windmills/

One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

Eugene O’Neill

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Clean up a pigsty,” she commented one evening, “and if the creatures in it still have pig-minds and pig-desires, soon it will be the same old pigsty again.”

― Catherine Marshall, Christy