Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. Albert Einstein

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

Voltaire

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It happens as one sees in cages: the birds who are outside despair of ever getting in, and those within are equally desirous of getting out. Michel Eyqem De Montagne


 

Do Not Worry

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer. – and everything collapses. ”

Colette

The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation – they do not want to attract attention. Edith Sitwell

“O Mouse, do you know the way out of this pool? I am very tired of swimming about here, O Mouse!’ (Alice thought this must be the right way of speaking to a mouse: she had never done such a thing before, but she remembered having seen in her brother’s Latin Grammar, ‘A mouse—of a mouse—to a mouse—a mouse—O mouse!’)”

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered.” Matt Haig, The Humans


“Sometimes when you get hammered till the small hours you feel pretty good in the morning, but really it’s just because you’re still a bit drunk. That old hangover is just toying with you, working out when to bite.”
― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

We all laugh and cough with the same language and will die with the same language as well! Javad Alizadeh

“Not Really,” he said then lit a cigarette and handed it to me. I inhaled. Coughed. Wheezed. Gasped for breath. Coughed again. Considered vomiting. Grabbed the swinging bench, head spinning, and threw the cigarette to the ground and stomped on it, convinced my Great Perhaps did not involve cigarettes.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska