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“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.” ― Kobayashi Issa

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“True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person. Henri Nouwen has described it as receiving the stranger on his own terms, and asserts that it can be offered only by those who ‘have found the centre of their lives in their own hearts’.”
Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” – H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

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“Inventory:

“Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”

― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.

Kim Novak

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A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?

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“It is the sandstorms that shape the stone statues of the desert It is the struggles of life that form a person’s character.”

-Native American Proverb

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“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden…
The best gift of the desert is God’s presence… The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.”

― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.

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Robert Henri

 

“in the true mad north of introspection,
where ‘falcons of the inner eye’
dive and die, glimpsing in their
dying fall, all life’s memory of existence.”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the Mind

I consider in my own mind whether thou art a spirit, sometimes, or sometimes an evil imp,” said the lama, smiling slowly.

― Rudyard Kipling, Kim

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I drank at every vine, the last was like the first. I came upon no wine so wonderful as thirst.


~Edna St. Vincent Millay

To work under water. Hiding one’s real intentions.

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There is ‘surface’ water and ‘inside’ water. The land carries it along an ‘inside’ path. And then it comes out as spring water in the sea. The salt water is on the surface and the fresh water is inside. And Yolngu stories are the same ~ there are stories which go outside and there are inside stories too.

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But don’t hunt for dissonance: There is no such thing; People dance to all tunes.”

― Antonio Machado

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but the corset had the odd power of making her seem somehow more naked; it turned her into a forbidden, armored creature with a soft side inside he had to hunt for.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

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“It was a fine country, or would be, different from any she had known. But if it was the promised land, it was not because of the trees or climate, but because, just getting here, they’d found something new inside themselves.”

― Karen Fisher, A Sudden Country

I knew I had looked into the eyes of a lost soul, Austin, the man’s outward form remained, but all hell was within it.”

― Arthur Machen, The Great God Pan

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“O dear Pan and all the other gods of this place, grant that I may be beautiful inside. Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within. May I consider the wise man rich. As for gold, let me have as much as a moderate man could bear and carry with him.”
― Plato, Phaedrus

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.

William Hazlitt

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“I was never one to care about how I looked on the outside. That wasn’t the real me anyway. Not that I didn’t appreciate the way I looked now, I just didn’t feel it mattered, because how you look doesn’t change what’s in your soul.”

― Christine Zolendz, Fall From Grace

“The music and applause fast fading from his ears, Bruce would lay down his guitar, grit his teeth, and walk dutifuly back into his father’s charred vision of the world.”

― Peter Ames Carlin, Bruce

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“There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.”

Frank Zappa

I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘Because I’m not myself you see.” ―

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

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear .

Ambrose Redmoon.

How can I control my life when I can’t control my hair?

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“What is a monster? Something that grows hair all over and howls? Could be. But the real monster is within, and when it comes out, it’s as fugly as you see it, or as it lets you see it.”

― John Vamvas Olga Montes, WHEREWOLVES

The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.”

― Rosita Forbes

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“Whether you teach or live in the cloister or nurse the sick, whether you are in religion or out of it, married or single, no matter who you are or what you are, you are called to the summit of perfection: you are called to a deep interior life perhaps even to mystical prayer, and to pass the fruits of your contemplation on to others. And if you cannot do so by word, then by example.
Yet if this sublime fire of infused love burns in your soul, it will inevitably send forth throughout the Church and the world an influence more tremendous than could be estimated by the radius reached by words or by example.”
― Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

– Mary Oliver

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“Once you make the unequivocal internal commitment to do something – when you absolutely know this is the time and the place to act – the world around you will shift in all sorts of apparently miraculous ways to make it happen.” – Sarah Susanka