Healing Quotes Littles 301-400

“I feel that poetry is going on all the time inside, an underground stream.”
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~ John Ashbery, from an interview ”The Art of Poetry, No. 33,” The Paris Review (Winter 1983, No. 90)
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“I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful.”
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~ Virginia Woolf
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“You don’t have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day.”
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~ Viggo Mortensen
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“Everyone’s a hero in their way. Everyone’s got villians they must face.”
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~ Captain Hammer, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
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“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.”
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~ Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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“May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.”
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~ Kate Forsyth
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“We live in a world alive with holy moments. We need only take the time to bring these moments into the light.”
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~ Kent Nerburn in Small Graces
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“If you love books enough, books will love you back.”
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~ Jo Walton, Among Others
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“Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card.”
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~ Arthur, Arthur (tv series)
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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
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~ Charles W. Eliot
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“Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.”
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~ Jerzy Kosinski
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“If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book.”
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~ J. K. Rowling
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“What is more important in a library than anything else– than everything else– is the fact that it exists.”
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~ Archibald MacLeish
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“They should print books with glow in the dark ink so you can read at night.”
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~ 4uquotesru.com
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“I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into the local public library, and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it.”
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~ Patrick Ness
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“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of a human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.”
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~ John Steinbeck
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“I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.”
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~ Virginia Woolf
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“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together in one garment for us.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
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“All children are heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb tall trees and say shocking things and leap so very high that grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. But, as in their reading and arithmetic and drawing, different children proceed at different speeds. (It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.)”
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~ Catherynne M. Valente
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“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
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~ Plato
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“A library is infinity under one roof.”
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~ Gail Carson Levine
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“Reading a book is like dreaming. You can’t control what’s going to happen, but it takes you into a different world.”
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~ Unknown
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“A perfect treat must include a trip to a second-hand bookshop.”
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~ Virginia Woolf
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“Be awesome. Be a book nut.”
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~ Dr. Seuss
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“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”
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~ Astrid Lindgren
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“Reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can’t stop and you’ve got so many stories to look forward to.”
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~  Benedict Cumberbatch
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“The love of books is the root of all happiness.”
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~ belcastroagency.com
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“Let us read and let us dance. Two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. ”
~ Voltaire
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“Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked library.”
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~ L.R. Knost
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“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.”
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~ Lloyd Alexander
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“What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.”
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~ Elizabeth von Arnim
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“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”
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~ Margaret Walker
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“Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom.”
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~ Charles Frazier, Nightwoods
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“Time spent reading, like time spent loving, increases our lifetime.”
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~  Daniel Pennac
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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
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~ Franz Kafka
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“Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.”
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~ Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
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“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.”
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~ Thomas Wharton
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“I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought. There is lots left in the world to read.”
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~ Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist: A Novel

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“Those who read shall inherit the earth.”
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~ Kate
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We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.”
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~ Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”
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~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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“You are the distance between the way things are and the way I want them to be.”
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~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

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“I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.”
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~ Dele Olanubi
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“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
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~ Patrick Rothfuss
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“I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.”
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~ Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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“Thinking is my fighting. ”
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~ Virginia Woolf, Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid, dated 15 May 1940
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“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in fight, searching the skies for dreams.”
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~ Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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“Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.”
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~Katherine Henson
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“Don’t waste your time explaining who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”
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~  Lecrae
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“For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple– I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.”
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~ Janet Evanovich, Seven Up
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“Always wear your invisible crown.”
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~ Unknown
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“You can never have too much sky . You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad. Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky. Butterflies too are few and so are flowers and most things that are beautiful. Still, we take what we can get and make the best of it.”
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~ Sandra Cisneros
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“She filled herself with stars so she could find her way through the dark.”
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~ Uknown
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“And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.”
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~ W.B. Yeats
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“There’s one thing a quote does that nothing and no one else can do, it can become a part of you. You may never meet the person who said it but that person is now a companion. Quotes help you get over pain, feel love, make you smile and laugh, and help you through those days when you think no one else knows what you’re going through.”
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~ Unknown
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“I am under no obligation to make sense to you.”
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~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.”
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~ Richard Bach
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“People have the right to exist. Period. No qualifications necessary.”
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~ Unknown
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“Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience life in the way they have been told to.”
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~ Alan Knightley
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“You have a right to live a life that you feel comfortable in.”
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~ A thing my therapist said to me today. (selfcaresmash)
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“I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain.”
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~ Audre Lorde
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“I have the right to base my self-worth on inner qualities such as intelligence, creativity, generosity, and empathy instead of external qualities like weight, shape, or thinness.”
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Know only this: Whoever I am, I am loved. Whatever I do, I am loved. No matter how I feel, I am loved. Whatever is happening around me, I am loved. Whatever is happening to me, I am loved. When I suffer abuse, I am loved. When I abuse, I am loved. When I am angry, I am loved. When I am at peace, I am loved. When I am afraid, I am loved. When I am happy, I am loved. When all that I do is wrong, I am loved. When noone cares, I am loved. When I feel only pain, I am loved. When I see only darkness, I am loved. When I see only Light, I am loved. When I despair, I am loved. When I rejoice, I am loved. When I lay dying, I am loved. When I am desperate, poor, cold, hungry and abandoned, I am loved. When I am wealthy, happy and successful, I am loved. However the world treats me, I am loved. However I feel about myself, I am loved. Whoever I believe myself to be, I am loved. I step through the veil of illusion now and I know only this: I am loved, I am loved, I am loved, I am loved. I am all that I am. So it is, so it shall be.”
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~ Sue Saraswati
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“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”
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~ Joshua Graham
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“From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me.”
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~ Jorge Luis Borges
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“If somebody rejects you or your choices, you are still real, and you are still worth every bit as much as you would be if you had not been rejected.”
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~ Melody Beattie, in Codependent No More
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“Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.”
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~ Sara Teasdale
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“A warrior feeds her body well; she trains it; works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all she must believe. She must believe in her strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.”
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~ Unknown
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“A warrior feeds her body well; she trains it; works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all she must believe. She must believe in her strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.”
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~ Unknown
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“Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. There is no terrain you cannot overcome.”
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~ Irisa Hailvi
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“We are powerful because we have survived.”
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~ Unknown
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“I feel my body, my mind, weighted down – all is heavy – but my blood, my inner fire, my passion, the little unburdened kid in me, patiently waits to burst free.”
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~ Drew Sirtors
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“There is nothing more beautiful than to watch the soul as she discovers she has wings.”
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~ Unknown
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“I choose me. I choose to wake up day after day and try. I choose to fall asleep night after night and dream. I choose today, tomorrow, and all the days I’m given. I choose life. I choose now; my present and later; my future. I choose to fly, and when I cannot fly I shall walk. When my feet are too tired I will crawl. I choose to never give up no matter how hard things get. I choose to love. To give. To live. I choose to dream. To discover. To pick myself up over and over. To learn from my mistakes. To accept the flaws I have. I choose to be positive. I choose to smile. To laugh. To breathe. To leave behind my past. To cleanse my soul of negativity. To forgive. To live the life I’ve imagined. I choose to let go of my hate. I choose to hold on time and time again. I choose this life, this present, this me. I choose me everyday in every way. I choose me.”
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~ Acoustic Imagery
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“In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.”
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~ Brennan Manning
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>”Allow yourself to release the emotions you have struggled all your life to contain.”
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~ Ellen Bass
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“So many people glorify and romanticize “busy”. I do not. I value purpose. I believe in resting in reason and moving in passion. If you’re always busy/moving, you will miss important details. I like the mountain. Still, but when it moves lands shift and earth quakes.”
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~ Joseph Cook
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“A long time ago I learned not to explain things to people. It misleads them into thinking they’re entitled to know everything I do.”
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~ Lisa Kleypas, Dreaming of You
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“I feel small; but so are stars from a distance.”
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~ ten word poem, i.  (Source: somniloquencee)
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“We decided that it was no good asking what is the meaning of life, because life isn’t an answer, life is the question, and you, yourself, are the answer.”
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~ Ursula K. LeGuin
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“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
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~ Jane Austen
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“Perhaps to be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people…Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked.”
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~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
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“I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood.”
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~ Unknown
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“We deserve to know light. And grow evermore lighter and lighter.”
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~ Joanna Newsom
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“The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself.”
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~ Michel de Montaigne
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“It only takes one person to change your life: you.”
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~ Ruth Casey
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“Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance when in reality it is the opposite. When we can recognize all our good qualities as well as our faults with neutrality, we can start to appreciate ourselves as we would a dear friend and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect. To embrace the journey towards our full potential we need to become our own loving teacher and coach. Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings we develop true regard for ourselves and our life will become sacred.”
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~ Osho
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“I came across a wild flower, marvelled at its beauty and at the manifestation of all its parts.”
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~ Unknown
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“I am the sea and nobody owns me.”
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~ Pippi Longstocking
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“The original definition of courage when it first came into the english language…it’s from the latin word “cour” meaning “heart” and the original definition was…to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.”
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~ Brene Brown
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“Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.”
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~ Gloria Naylor
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“Hope. It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence.”
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~ Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me
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“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”
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~ Kate Chopin, The Awakening
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“I am rooted, but I flow.”
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~ Virginia Woolf, The Waves
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“Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.”
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~ Kris Carr
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“Your needs don’t make you too much. They don’t make you selfish or weak or greedy. They make you human. We all have needs. And those hungers aren’t something we should feel ashamed of. They’re normal, we didn’t get enough of them as children hungers. Affections we’ve been deprived of by the people who are supposed to care for us. Connections we needed to feel whole and spaces we needed to feel safe. Cravings we’ve been taught we didn’t deserve. Appetites we’ve learned to suppress and fill with guilt. Again and again we’ve neglected our needs because we’ve been taught that they were too much— that we were too much. But we don’t have to any longer.You don’t have to. Whether you need support, alone time, affection, connection, validation, or reassurance that you are loved — it is more than okay to ask for what you need. Making your needs known isn’t about being demanding or selfish. It’s about self-care. It’s about creating a safer space for yourself. It’s about using your voice and speaking your truth. It’s about giving yourself permission to take up space. It’s about listening to your hungers and honoring them. It’s about honoring yourself.”
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~ Daniell Koepke
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“Honey, who said that the love of your life had to be a man or woman you haven’t even met yet? Maybe, you are destined to be the greatest love of your own life.”
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~ Della Hicks-Wilson
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“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving.”
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~ Jodi Picoult
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“Calvin: Dear Santa, before I submit life to your scrutiny, I demand to know who made YOU the matter of my fate?! Who are YOU to question my behavior, HUH??? What gives you the right?!
Hobbes: Santa makes the toys, so he gets to decide who to give them to.
Calvin: Oh.”
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~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: It’s a Magical World
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“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.”
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~ Dylan Thomas,A Child’s Christmas in Wales
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“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table.  Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
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~ Diane Ackerman

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