“Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.”

http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/quotes/quotes-life.htm

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“It is to be remembered that all art is magical in origin – music,
sculpture, writing, painting – and by magical I mean intended to
produce very definite results. Paintings were originally formulae
to make what is painted happen. Art is not an end in itself, any
more than Einstein’s matter-into-energy formulae is an end in itself.
Like all formulae, art was originally FUNCTIONAL, intended to make
things happen, the way an atom bomb happens from Einstein’s
formulae.”

― William S. Burroughs

 

A journey may be long or short, but it must start at the very spot one finds oneself.”

– Jim Stovall

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“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.

Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.

You are not on your own path.

If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
your potential.”

― Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

 

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.

~ Erma Bombeck

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“Oh no, I never do much ironing, except the outside clothes. We must not iron out the fresh air and sunshine, you know. It is much more healthful not to, the doctors say.” Seriously, there is something very refreshing about sheets and pillow slips just fresh from the line, after being washed and dried in the sun and air. Just try them that way and see if your sleep is not sweeter. ”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Only the debris of wreckage, and not much of that, was left behind by the sharks who fed on tragedy: the fishermen, too, mourned the death of a living child.”

― William Trevor, The Story of Lucy Gault

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“A boxer is like a lion, the greatest predator on land. But you throw him in the shark tank and he’s just another meal.” Renzo Gracie

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”

― Louis Adamic

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As I have said before, the ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger.
Fidel Castro.

If men had been forbidden to make porridge of camel’s dung, they would have done it, saying that they would not have been forbidden to do it unless there had been some good in it.

Muhammed (Essential Sufism)

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I saw the camel put on its shirt
And leave without tears for Mecca
With a thousand and one
Sand sellers and
Dark crowds like scaly dragons
But I could not follow them
For sloth won out
Against my ardour
And daily habit resumed
Its disjointed toe-dance”

― Joyce Mansour

“I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick with it.”

Eva Gabor

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“You couldn’t get hold of the things you’d done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens.”

― Stephen King, The Stand

Be a good animal,true to your instincts.”

― D.H. Lawrence, The White Peacock

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“The thing you fail to grasp is that people are not basically good. We are basically selfish. We shove and clamour and cry for adoration, and beat down everyone else to get it. Life is a competition of prattling peacocks enraptured in inane mating rituals. But for all our effacing and self-importance, we are all slaves to what we fear most. You have so very much to learn. Here. Let me teach you.”

― Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Zeno

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“Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.”

― Bertrand Russell