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