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  • #1
    Gilda Radner
    “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. 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.
    Delicious Ambiguity.”
    Gilda Radner


  • #1
    Louise Erdrich
    “We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”
    Louise Erdrich, The Bingo Palace


  • #2
    Tennessee Williams
    “Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.”
    Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie


  • #2
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go


  • #3
    Harper Lee
    “Atticus said to Jem one day, "I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "Your father’s right," she said. "Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


  • #3
    Maya Angelou
    “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
    Maya Angelou


  • #4
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”
    Gustave Flaubert


  • #5
    Jeanette Winterson
    “You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?”
    Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body


  • #5
    C.G. Jung
    “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
    C.G. Jung


  • #6
    Anne Lamott
    “You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
    Anne Lamott


  • #6
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet


  • #7
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


  • #7
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke


  • #8
    Rumi
    “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
    Rumi


  • #8
    “Your cold mornings are filled with the heartache about the fact that although we are not at ease in this world, it is all we have, that it is ours but that it is full of strife, so that all we can call our own is strife; but even that is better than nothing at all, isn't it? And as you split the frost-laced wood with numb hands, rejoice that your uncertainty is God's will and His grace toward you that that is beautiful, and a part of a greater certainty, as your own father always said in his sermons and to you at home. And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it. And when you resent the ache in your heart, remember: You will be dead and buried soon enough.”
    P. Harding


  • #9
    Paulo Coelho
    “In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.”
    Paulo Coelho


  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “But I didn't understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.”
    Haruki Murakami


  • #10
    Rumi
    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I'll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about.”
    Rumi


  • #10
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it”
    Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood


  • #11
    Rumi
    “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
    Rumi


  • #11
    Joan Didion
    “I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave's a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that's what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it.”
    Joan Didion


  • #12
    Rumi
    “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
    Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula


  • #12
    Gustave Flaubert
    “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it”
    Gustave Flaubert


  • #13
    Rumi
    “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
    Rumi


  • #13
    Joan Didion
    “Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. We anticipate (we know) that someone close to us could die, but we do not look beyond the few days or weeks that immediately follow such an imagined death. We misconstrue the nature of even those few days or weeks. We might expect if the death is sudden to feel shock. We do not expect this shock to be obliterative, dislocating to both body and mind. We might expect that we will be prostrate, inconsolable, crazy with loss. We do not expect to be literally crazy, cool customers who believe their husband is about to return and need his shoes.”
    Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking


  • #14
    Rumi
    “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
    Rumi


  • #14
    Haruki Murakami
    “But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o'clock in the morning.”
    Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle


  • #15
    Rumi
    “Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
    Rumi


  • #15
    Susan Sontag
    “My emotional life: dialectic between craving for privacy and need to submerge myself in a passionate relationship to another.”
    Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963


  • #16
    Rumi
    “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
    Rumi




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