Healing Quotes Teens 401-500

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.”
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~ Maya Angelou
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“Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.”
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~ Patricia Clafford
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“Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas, and I eventually destroyed it. I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum. Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other.”
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~ Keith Thibodeaux
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“Goodwill to all.’ I know it’s techinically ‘goodwill to all men,’ but in my mind, I drop the ‘men’ because that feels segregationist/elitist/sexist/generally bad ist. Goodwill shouldn’t be just for men. It should also apply to women and children, and all animals, even the yucky ones like subway rats. I’d even extend the goodwill not just to living creatures but to the dearly departed, and if we include them, we might as well include the undead, those supposedly mythic beings like vampires, and if they’re in, then so are elves, fairies, and gnomes. Heck, since we’re already being so generous in our big group hug, why not also embrace those supposedly inanimate objects like dolls and stuffed animals. I’m sure Santa would agree. ‘Goodwill to all.”
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~ Rachel Cohn, Dash Lily’s Book of Dares
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“If Jesus came to preach to the poor, the homeless, the tax collectors, the prostitutes, the colonized, then he came, most profoundly, to preach the kingdom of God to the outsiders of the world. He didn’t show up in the center of Rome to proclaim a kingdom to supplant Rome, he came to the margins, to preach a kingdom coming to be within the existing kingdoms of the world. And Jesus’ kingdom would supplant and subvert those earthly kingdoms.”
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~Scott Paeth, Open the doors and see all the people
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“I need a weapon,” Valkyrie muttered.
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“You’re an Elemental with a Necromancer ring, trained in a variety of martial arts by some of the best fighters in the world,” Skulduggery pointed out. “I’m fairly certain that makes you a weapon.”
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“I mean a weapon you hold. You have a gun, Tanith has a sword… I want a stick.”
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“I’ll buy you a stick for Christmas.”
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~ Derek Landy, Mortal Coil
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“I was that kind of tired you feel when you’ve spent a day in a hospital while a loved one undergoes surgery and comes through all right, the loved one, of course, being myself, and Christmas being the surgical procedure.
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~ Vicki Covington, Bird of Paradise
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“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…”
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~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
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“On St. Patrick’s Day I to pretend to be Irish. At Christmas I pretend to be good.”
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~ Unknown
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“Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help.”
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~ Andy Borowitz
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“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer…. Who’d have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?
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Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
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“Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you … to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old … Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest hting in the world … stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death… Then you can keep Christmas! But you can never keep it alone.”
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~ Henry van Dyke “Keeping Christmas” in The Spirit of Christmas
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“Zen Christmas: the gift of nothingness.”
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~ Unknown
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“As long as there’s Christmas, I truly believe that hope is the greatest of the gifts we’ll receive.”
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~ Don Black, As Long as There’s Christmas
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“At Christmas I no more desire a rose,
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled shows;
But like of each thing that in seasons grows.”
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~ William Shakespeare
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“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.”
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~ Lucinda Franks
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“The Little Drummer Boy” was playing in the background for what seemed like the third time in a row. I fought off an urge to beat that Little Drummer Boy senseless with his own drumsticks.”
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~ Dana Reinhardt, How to Build a House
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“Listen, I know what it’s like to miss someone you love this time of year, but what do we do when they can’t be here for the holiday? We celebrate them.”
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~ Stoic the Vast, Gift of the Night Fury
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“They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.”
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~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell
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“But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.”
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~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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“Later in the winter I’d tire of the snow, but Christmas snow was different.”
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~ Marie Landry, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
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“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.”
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~ Phillips Brooks
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“And there it is! Bravo! I knew it was only a matter of time before Byron realized he had an audience. That man is simply incapable of keeping his shirt on when there are spectators. One Christmas Eve, he stripped his shirt off right in the middle of the choir’s rendition of Oh Child of Bethlehem. Coincidentally, the next song was Come Let Us Adore Him and the imbecile actually launched into some interpretive dance.”
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~ Kirt J. Boyd, The Last Stop
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“My uncle Ernie didn’t believe in God.
At least that’s what he said. But he always
Went to church on Christmas. Which I thought
Seriously compromised his atheism.”
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~ Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
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“Of course, my Christmas is (so much more) gorgeous and romantic (than Germany’s)!! And unlike the rest of the world, we leave wine behind for Santa Claus!”
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“So Santa-san is delivering gifts to children while driving under the influence . . . ?”
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~ Hidekaz Himaruya, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol.2
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“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”
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~ Alexander Smith
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“Happy Birthday to a guy who never called the poor lazy or fought for the wealthiest Nazarenes to get another tax cut”
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~ John Fugelsang
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“Do you actually know anyone who got a ‘swelled head’ from too much praise? Usually it is too little, and they retreated to their ego to escape and become grandiose as a type of defense.”
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~ Sark, Succulent Wild Woman
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“In our most essential beings, we are of nature, of wildness, of life.”
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~ Molly Brown
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“At some point we need to stop identifying with our weaknesses and shift our allegiance to our basic goodness. It’s highly beneficial to understand that our limitations are not absolute and monolithic, but relative and removable.”
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~ Pema Chodron
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“What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned, the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest, what still pulls on your soul? In the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons, do you hear it?
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~ Terma Collective
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“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and its ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors.”
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~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
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“Inhale and hold the evening in your lungs.”
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~ Sebastian Faulks
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“She sips her coffee, sets it down, stretches her arms. This is one of the most singular experiences, waking on what feels like a good day, preparing to work but not yet actually embarked. At this moment there are infinite possibilities, whole hours ahead.”
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~ Michael Cunningham, The Hours
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“I’ve been hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I admire my heart for that.”
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~ Alexandra Elle, Words from a Wanderer
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“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”
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~ Susanna Kaysen Girl, Interrupted
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“Your body is the piece of the universe you’ve been given; as long as you have a pulse, it presents you with an ongoing shower of immediate sensate experiences. Red, salt, loneliness, heat. When a friend says something painful to you, your chest aches. When you fall in love, that same chest feels like fireworks and waterfalls and explosions of ecstasy. When you are lonely, your body feels empty. When you are sad, it feels as if there is a Mack truck sitting on your lungs. Grief feels like tidal waves knocking you down, joy like champagne bubbles welling up in your arms, your legs, your belly. Our minds are like politicians; they make stuff up, they twist the truth. Our minds are masters at blame, but our bodies… our bodies don’t lie. Which is, of course, why so many of us learned to zip out of them at the first sign of trouble.”

~ Geneen Roth,Women Food And God
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“You have to be the kind of person who can make the best out of a Tuesday. You know those people who live for the weekends? They’re wishing their life away. You have to find something worth living for or else you’ll look back and realize you’ve wasted your life away.”
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~ Drew Marvin, English Teacher
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“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken. My scars are my shield.”
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~ W. Stafford
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“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”
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~ Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
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“Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality. They are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”
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~ Barbara G. Harrison
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“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.”
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~ Karle Wilson Baker
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“Daisies of the world unite — you have nothing to lose but your chains.”
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~ Unknown
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“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”
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~ Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories
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“One afternoon, Stephen Colbert came in to the office. His show was about to premiere so he hadn’t spent much time in our studio. As he walked past me at my cubicle, he stopped and said, “You’re a new face, what’s your name?” I didn’t know what to really say, so I replied, “Oh, I’m just an intern.”

Colbert looked at me a moment and then said: “Just an intern? Hey, look, everybody starts somewhere. I was just an understudy at one point, but that’s just a point in time. It’s not about where you are now, or even where you hope to go, it’s who you are that matters. I’m Stephen, who are you?” I introduced myself and we shook hands. “Don’t let your place in the world dictate who you are to anyone. We all have the same merit.” Then he was gone, but his words lingered.”
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~ via http://splitsider.com/2014/12/one-colbert-nation-under-god-stephen-colbert-is-americas-cool-pastor/
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“You don’t have to be perfect. With mental health problems, it’s hard to function at 100% all the time. It’s okay to be at 80%, or 50%, or 20% on some days.

Do your best, but let the past be the past and forgive yourself if you don’t get everything done that you would like.

You can do this. And if there’s some things you can’t, that’s okay. You’re still awesome.”
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~ http://depressionresource.tumblr.com/post/101432259226/you-dont-have-to-be-perfect-with-mental-health
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“Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.”
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~ John Lubbock
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“I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness… So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness.”
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~ Dalai Lama
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“Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.”
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~ Maza-Dohta
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“She needed a hero, so that is what she became.”
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~ Unknown
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“Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat.”
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~ Unknown
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“You have more to do then be weighed down by pretty or beautiful. You are a fiery heart and a wicked brain. Do not let your soul be defined by its shell.”
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~ Uknown
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“We are like a snowflake; all different in our own beautiful way.”
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~ Uknown
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“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”
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~ Tina Fey
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“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
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~ Emory Austin
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“So, love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t.”
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~ Female Imagination website
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“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision, So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can.”
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~ HPLYRIKZ.com
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“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world. There must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too.”
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~ Frida Kahl
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“Is the spring coming,’he said. ‘What’s it like?’
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It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
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~ Frances Hodges Burnett, The Secret Garden
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“There is plenty of moonlight.”

~ Jason, Nalini Singh, Archangels Storm
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“Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the under wood. You will grow back, over and over.
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~ Beau Taplin
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“I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of ‘thinking’ and ‘enjoying’ what they call ‘living’, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds.”
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~ Jack Kerouac
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“I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere.”
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~ Albert Camus. The Fall
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“What art offers is space; a certain breathing room for the spirit.”
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~ John Updike
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To Piper:
“Go out and eat the world.”
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~ Piper’s Grandmother, Orange is the New Black
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“There are two rules on the spiritual path: begin and continue.”
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~ Sufi Saying
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“We can’t control the filters that others choose when they look at us.”
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~ Rachel Wolchin
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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.”
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~ C. JoyBell C.
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“Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go.”
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~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
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~ Evelyn Dunba
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“Be ignited by unconditional and unwavering self-love. Let the fumes that spark you to change, grow and achieve come from a fondness of yourself, not from a hatred of yourself. Take a moment and separate your soul away from your behaviors. Realize that unconditional self-love comes from accepting who you are at the core, regardless of what you do. Pretend to look in the mirror at the part of you that behaves and tell this part of yourself ; When you fail, I’ll support you. When you make mistakes, I’ll forgive you. When you are lost, I will guide you. When you are scared, I will comfort you. When you feel worthless, I will value you. When you feel unlovable, I will love you”
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~ http://happyvibes-healthylives.tumblr.com/
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“You may have damaged your body with unhealthy habits or not enough care. And you may have damaged your mind with altering substances or toxic thoughts. But your soul remains intact. Even when your body and mind feel like they are deteriorating, the essential makeup of who you are remains unbroken.”
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~ http://happyvibes-healthylives.tumblr.com/
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“You are a work of art.”
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~ Tessa Whitehurst
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“My mother doesn’t like tattoos. She says art belongs on a wall. Well I say no one, not even my mother gets to tell me I can’t be a masterpiece.”
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~ Hannah Snowdon
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“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
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~ Anne Dillard
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“Books are the treasured wealth of world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“Books are many things: lullabies for the weary, ointment for the wounded, armour for the fearful and nests for those in need of a home.”
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~ Glenda Millard
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“Reading takes us away from home, but more importantly it finds homes for us everywhere.”
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~ Unkown
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“I tried to beat my reading addiction… Worst two minutes of my life.”
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~ Unknown
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“Her soul belongs to words and books. Every time she reads, she is home.”
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~ F.R. Bshayer
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Friends come in all shapes and sizes.
Some happen to be rectangular
With words on them.”
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~ McKenzie Spaulding, Books
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“You think you are alone until you find books about girls like you.”
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~ Roxane Gay
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“If there was a book about you, what would the title be?”
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~ Unknown
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“Books make the soul float.”
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~ Harriet, C. Alan Bradley, Speaking from Among the Bones
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“Books: your reward for having an attention span.”
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~ Unknown
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“A book too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
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~Madelaine L’Engle
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“I guess there are never enough books.”
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~ John Steinbeck
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“The point is, every book we had could save us in a different way- only, we had to open it.”
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~ Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us
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“A book is a thing between the things, a volume lost between the volumes that populate the indifferent universe, until it finds its reader.”
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~ Jorge Luis Borges
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“The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace. Style and personality are irrelevant. They can be formal or casual. They can be tall or short or fat or thin. They can obey the rules or break them. But they need to contain a charge. A live current, which shocks and illuminates.”
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~ Jhumpa Lahiri
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“Read, read, read.”
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~ William Faulkner
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“I have a terrible sleeping disorder. It’s called reading.”
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~thesweetfandomlife.tumblr.com
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“Reading is so delicious.”
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~ Barry Gott
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“I’m a bookaholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the bookstore.”
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~ mortisia.tumblr.com
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“Lead me not into temptation, especially bookstores.”
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~ Unknown
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“Call me a schoolmarm, but few things make me angrier than people not taking good care of library materials.”
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~ Tim Gunn
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“For me at least, reading aloud, and the discussion that follows, are among my favorite ‘quality time’ to spend together. When he’s cooking us a delicious meal, I can hand out in the kitchen and keep him company with a book for the both of us. When I’m not feeling well, not only can I stay in bed with a novel myself, but I can also listen to my favorite voice in the world reading me some of my favorite stories (or his). And afterward, boy do we have things to talk about.”
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~ Nicole Perrin, Learning to be Read to Aloud
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“I want characters to do things that I am afraid to do for fear of making myself more unlikable than I may already be. I want characters to be the most honest of all things– human.”
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~ Roxane Gay
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“To read in bed is to draw around us invisible, noiseless curtains. Then at last we are in a room of our own and are ready to burrow back. Back to that private life of the imagination we all led as a child and to whose secret satisfactions so many of us have mislaid the key.”
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~ Clifton Fadiman

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