Category Archives: DIFFERENCES

T. S. Eliot I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

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FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1584-1616).

What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid !
I have heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame,
As if that everyone from whence they came
Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,
And had resolved to live a fool the rest
Of his dull life.

Letter to Ben Jonson.

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“Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.

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Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm – walking the high wire without a safety net.
Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.

Billy Joel

Milk and honey have different colours, but they share the same house peacefully.

~ African

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“I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.”

― Julia Donaldson

All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.

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“- Why do away with the inequalities? – said the boy. – If we flatten the mountains, the birds will no longer have shelter. If we put an end to the depths of the rivers and seas, all the fish will die. If the chief of the village has the same authority as the madman, no one will know what to do. The world is vast, let it have its differences.”

― Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice? How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness? Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride? Will I ever learn that there’ll be no peace, that the war won’t cease, until He returns?”

― Bob Dylan, Lyrics: 1962-2001

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In a certain way we are all the same. Our defects and our qualities are what make us different from one another, and the prejudices and preconceptions are what distance us from the perception of this obvious and undeniable reality.

Jean-Paul Malfatti.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

– Bernard Meltzer

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“For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It’s quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn’t quite that simple. The fried egg isn’t properly a fried egg until it’s been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn’t do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It’s all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.”

― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

The silence of a stupid man looks like wisdom.

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“There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday… Women like you.”
― Ashley Rice

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

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“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”

― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. Dalai Lama XIV

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“Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at…something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”

― David Nicholls, One Day

Persist. My favourite writing teacher told me, "Sooner or later you’ll wear the jokers down." I did, and you will too.

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If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW.

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Well! Evil to some is always good to others. Jane Austen

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The deaf man laughs twice at one thing. Once when he sees others laughing and again when he understands the joke himself. Said to illustrate the difference between a quick and obtuse- witted man : the latter does as much as the former but more slowly.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. Maya Angelou

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Until you tire your own shoulders (by carrying his children on it), you won’t make a stranger’s son or brother your own. To firmly attach a stranger to yourself, you must toil hard in his behalf first.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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Strange grief is colder than snow.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
In the end it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper.
Your eyes will see strange sightes and your mind imagine confusing things.
Proverbs 23: 31/33

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