Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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I hated having to wake up in the middle of the night to walk to my bathroom – where suddenly there was a six-foot-seven-inch, headless figure with a sword and a horse!
Johnny Depp

Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.

– Giovanni Ruffini.

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“Froi saw the foolishness of dreamers, and he decided he’d like to die so foolish. With a dream in his heart about the possibilities, rather than a chain of hopelessness.”

― Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

War is much more fun when you’re winning. Defeat makes my wounds ache.”

― Martok

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller

 

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It’s very cliched to go, ‘You’re not goats.’ We don’t care if we are, and we don’t care if we aren’t.

Joel Madden

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“When you’ve fallen from the sky, been abandoned by your friend, suffered police brutality, metamorphosed into a goat, lost your work as well as your wife, learned the power of hatred and regained human shape, what is there left to do but, as you would no doubt phrase it, demand your rights?”

― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

― Willie Nelson

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If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

– Desmond Tutu

I can’t help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It’s as glorious as soaring through a sunset – almost pays for the thud.”

― L.M. Montgomery

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Many live in dread of what is coming. Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life. … The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future.
E. Stanley Jones