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seeing a spider in the morning brings bad luck, seeing a spider in the evening brings good luck (a commonly cited French superstition)

http://www.languagerealm.com/french/frenchproverbs.php

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Tenei ano a mutu, kei roto i tona whare-pungawerewere:

So evil intentions are hidden as a spider in his web.

The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat.

~ African

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

 

 

God made man because he loves stories.

—Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlev (as quoted by Steve Sanfield)

http://www.storyteller.net/articles/160

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“There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who want to know the facts, and those who want to make up a nice story to feel better. I wish I was the kind who made up stories.”

― Adriana Trigiani, The Shoemakers Wife

The isolation of every human soul and the necessity of self- dependence must give each individual the right to choose his own surroundings.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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“I would judge the sanest man to be him who most firmly realizes the tragic isolation of humanity and pursues his essential purposes calmly. I suppose I feel about it this way because I have a delusion of grandeur. I believe myself to be Joe Gould.”
― Joe Gould

Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.

KEATS

http://www.maxioms.com/quotes/poppies/

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“The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

Guilt is the hyena that’ll lunge from behind and hamstring you.”

― Shannon Hale, The Actor and the Housewife

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There’s always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

David Herbert Lawrence

Let nothing deter you from your happiness – see your path clearly

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“Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame. If you draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If in your bold creative way you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, you will really find that you are not free to draw a giraffe.”

― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

I’m working on my own life story. I don’t mean I’m putting it together; no, I’m taking it apart.

― Margaret Atwood, The Tent

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“It’s a strange life, isn’t it? …A Rom with no tribe. No matter how hard you look, you can never find a home. Because to us, home is not a building or a tent or a vardo… home is a family.”

― Lisa Kleypas, Seduce Me at Sunrise