Healing Quotes 301-400

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
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~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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“What is literature, really? Boiled down to a single sentence, I’d say it’s this: an endless conversation about what it means to be human. And to read literature is to engage in that conversation.”
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~ Nicole Krauss
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“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.”
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~ Charles Scribner Jr.
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“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all you experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
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~ Angela Carter
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“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.”
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~ Karl Lagerfeld
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“Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn’t make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.”
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Kung Fu Panda 2
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“What does not kill me makes me stronger.”
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~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I always believe that everything—no matter how small, no matter how big, starts with the courage to dream. And until today, there’s always a place for fairy tale in this world. When you’re patient enough to hold on to it, you can have your own, too.

Just. Don’t. Let. Go.”
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~ http://beradadisini.com/
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“Never accept the blame for what evil people do. We are all responsible for our own actions.”
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~ Anna, Patricia Briggs, Fair Game
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“A hammer is a good tool, but not useful for removing screws.”
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~ Brother Wolf, Patricia Briggs, Fair Game
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“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”
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~ Carl Jung
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“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
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~ Helen Keller
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“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect.”
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~ Audre Lorde, The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, Sister Outsider
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“I’m learning how important it is to be self-defining and self-affirming. I want, one day, to not need my worth validated by someone else- not my mother, or the lover who falls asleep unexpectedly, or my thesis advisor. I NEED to feel that I am awesome, sincerely, and not disingenuously. I also, beloveds, want that feeling for you.”
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~ Jo Nubian, http://jonubian.com/
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“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”
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~ Carl Jung
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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
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~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
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~ Buddhist Saying
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“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”
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~ Tuli Kupferberg
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“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.”
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~ Tom Stoppard
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“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”
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~ Dalai Lama XIV
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“Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.”
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~ Aesop
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“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”
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~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
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“Peace is always beautiful.”
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~ Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
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“Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.”
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~ Robert Fulghum
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“Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.”
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~ Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone
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“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
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~ Dalai Lama XIV
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“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”
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~ C. Joybell C.
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“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.”
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~ Kurt Vonnegut
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“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”
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~ Dalai Lama XIV
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“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond…”
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~ Jessy and Bryan Matteo
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“We must let our hopes be greater than our fears.”
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~ Mike Lofgren, The Party is Over
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“Hope is a waking dream.”
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~ Aristotle
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“The reason that we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
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~ Steven Furtick
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“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
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~ Theodore Roosevelt
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“Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us,
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.
It may weave a spell of nostalgia.
Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer,
but always it will be a day of remembrance –
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.”
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~ Augusta E. Rundel
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“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
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~ Calvin Coolidge
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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art– write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
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~ Neil Gaiman
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“Hope anchors the soul.”
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~ The Bible, Hebrews 6:19
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“No one hits the bull’s-eye with the first arrow.”
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~ Lady Sybil, Downton Abbey, Season 1, Episode 4.
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“It’s just human. We all have the jungle inside us. We all have wants and needs and desires; strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we all are pretty creative cooking up these fantasies, it’s like a kind of poetry.”
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~ Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Mister Sandman.
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“Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose you resolved to effect.”
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~ William Shakespeare, The Tempest
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“Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.”
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~ Martha Beck
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“If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”
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~ Chinese Proverb
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“To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth.. is potentially to have everything.”
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~ Joan Didion
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“Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“Taking care of yourself is so important. So many survivors forget how because of the trauma they’ve endured.”
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~ Marie Waldrep
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“They always say times changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselves.”
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~ Andy Warhol
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“Your equipment does not effect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your equipment the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. The right equipment just makes it easier, faster, and more convenient for you to get the results you need.”
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Ken Rockwell, Your Camera Does Not Matter.
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“There is no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”
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~ Dr. Who
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Rydstrom: “A sword can be re-fashioned, shaped anew.”
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Sabine: “Only after it’s broken down. Imagine how painful the forge fire and hammer blows would feel– as terrible as when it was first fashioned. Why repeat all that pain?”
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Rydstrom: “To get it right this time.”
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~ Kresley Cole, Kiss of a Demon King.
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“Don’t confuse your path with your destination, just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.”
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~ Unknown
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“You are a perfectly acceptable human being right now, this minute. You are just as valid as any other human being, without changing a single thing about yourself. That doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to want to grow, evolve or improve yourself, or you can’t do better sometimes, it just means right now this instant, you are worthy of your own self love. Even if it is hard to love yourself sometimes (and boy, is it!), or you’re struggling with some really difficult stuff in your life, you still deserve it.”
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~ http://fatheffalump.wordpress.com/
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“Although we can’t set ourselves free, getting up and making a decision to move on from our past is a step in the right direction.”
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~ Corallie Buchanan
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“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.”
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~ Marlene Dietrich
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“Whenever someone calls me ugly I get super sad and hug them, because I know how tough life is for the visually impaired.”
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~ Will Ferrell
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“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.
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~ Erin, A Dress A Day blog
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“In these bodies we will live. In these bodies we will die. And where you invest your love, you invest your life.”
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~ mumford and sons
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“You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself. Nobody else can possibly do that. You get to decide if you believe you are beautiful or not, and nobody can take it away from you. If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty. You can consider how unfortunate it is that they have such an exaggerated sense of self-importance that they think you should care about what they think. You can also choose to realize that it has nothing at all to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations.
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Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind.”
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~ St. Francis de Sales
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Bryan: ” This might be hard to believe, Shania, I didn’t always fit in like I do now. I always felt different, just like you.
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Shania (9 year old girl): My NaNa thinks I’m nuts and my Mom thinks I’m acting crazy because of all the changes that are going on, but this has always just been me. Bryan I’m a weirdo and I don’t want to be. I just want to be normal.
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Bryan: What a stupid, short-sighted wish. You don’t know this yet, but the most unique part of you are the ones that will lead you to greatness… Don’t be afraid to be who you are Shania, because you are spectacular.”
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~ The New Normal, Season 1, Episode 2.
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“Beauty before me, I walk with.
Beauty behind me, I walk with.
Beauty above me, I walk with.
Beauty below me, I walk with.
Beauty all around me, I walk with.”
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~ Navajo Night Chant
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“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
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~ Christina Baldwin
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“There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey.”
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~ Jim England
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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
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~ James Rogers
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” A stumble may prevent a fall.”
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~ English proverb
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“Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.”
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~ Bill Toomey
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“Life is a highway. I’m gonna ride it all night long.”
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~ Tom Cochrane
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“Everyone has a choice to see life as a to-do list or a journey. The first leads to ‘work’ and the second leads to ‘adventure’. Which do you choose?”
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~ Whitney Ferre
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“The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.”
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~ Dag Hammarskjold
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“The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.”
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~ Teresa of Avila
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“I wish you a very good journey to an unknown you’ve never seen.”
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~ Pieter V. Admiraal
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“It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.”
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~ Mariska Hargitay
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“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
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~ Matsuo Basho
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As long as I can smile, as long as I can laugh I will have hope. I will choose to believe that there is more to my story than what I currently see. As long as I can breathe, as long as I can dream I will have faith. I will choose to believe that better days lay before me. Days of warmth and peace. Days of looking at how far I’ve come and all the battles I’ve won.
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~ Acoustic Imagery
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“Recent research has shown us that when we take the time to relax and play, we will become healthier, happier, more creative, and more resilient to life’s little setbacks. When we choose to have fun, to let go and laugh, our physiology actually changes. Our blood pressure drops, our glands release natural pain-killing hormones, and our tensely held muscles finally let go and relax. We even become more effective and productive at work if we find time for lighthearted fun in the midst of our busy days and weeks.”
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~ Keith and Maura Leon
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“Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable.”
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~ Alan Cohen
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“Don’t follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
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~ Unknown
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“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
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~ Flavia Weedn
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“…Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”
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~ Gilda Radner
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“No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have a unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Persist and persevere, your desired path remains possible.”
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~ Brad Gast
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“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
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~ Vincent van Gogh
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“Why is every great children’s story about a journey? Maybe that’s because we are always on one.”
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~ Gary Ross
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“The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little stardust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
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~ Rumi
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“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.”
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~ Lyndon B. Johnson
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“The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.”
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~ Enya
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“The alchemist was dazed and dumbfounded, as the true meaning of the magic was revealed: *The dead will rise from glade to glen and ancient will be young again*. The dead had, after all, risen. From dead and dry things there was growth, and new life everywhere. And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to spring. From life to death and back again to life. It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”
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~ Lauren Oliver
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“The exciting qualities you see in others also exist in you. You may not be able to see  your potential, but it’s there, and it’s enormous.”
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~ Edge Keynote
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“You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”
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~ Cloud Atlas

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