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  • #1
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #2
    Milan Kundera
    “Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #3
    Milan Kundera
    “He suddenly recalled from Plato's Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split then in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

  • #4
    Milan Kundera
    “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
    Milan Kundera

  • #5
    Milan Kundera
    “for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #6
    Milan Kundera
    “People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.”
    Milan Kundera

  • #7
    Milan Kundera
    “Love is by definition an unmerited gift; being loved without meriting it is the very proof of real love. If a woman tells me: I love you because you're intelligent, because you're decent, because you buy me gifts, because you don't chase women, because you do the dishes, then I'm disappointed; such love seems a rather self-interested business. How much finer it is to hear: I'm crazy about you even though you're neither intelligent nor decent, even though you're a liar, an egotist, a bastard.”
    Milan Kundera, Slowness

  • #8
    Milan Kundera
    “A single metaphor can give birth to love.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #9
    Milan Kundera
    “Living is being happy: seeing, hearing, touching, drinking, eating, urinating, defecating, diving into the water and gazing at the sky, laughing and crying.”
    Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

  • #10
    Milan Kundera
    “The only relationship that can make both partners happy is one in which sentimentality has no place and neither partner makes any claim on the life and freedom of the other.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #11
    Milan Kundera
    “Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

  • #12
    Milan Kundera
    “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”
    Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

  • #13
    Milan Kundera
    “Does he love me? Does he love anyone more than me? Does he love me more than I love him? Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short. Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    tags: love

  • #14
    Milan Kundera
    “For Sabina, living in truth, lying neither to ourselves nor to others, was possible only away from the public: the moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #15
    Salman Rushdie
    “What can't be cured must be endured.”
    Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

  • #16
    Salman Rushdie
    “I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity.”
    Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

  • #17
    Bertrand Russell
    “The wise man will be as happy as circumstances permit, and if he finds the contemplation of the universe painful beyond a point, he will contemplate something else instead.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

  • #18
    Louis de Bernières
    “We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.”
    Louis de Bernières, Corelli's Mandolin
    tags: love

  • #19
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #20
    نجيب محفوظ
    “قال لنفسه إنه لا نجاة له إلا بالجنون. الجنون وحده هو الذي يتسع للإيمان والكفر، للمجد والخزي، للحب والخداع، للصدق والكذب، أما العقل فكيف يتحمل هذه الحياة الغريبة؟ كيف يشيم ألق النجوم وهو مغروس حتى قمة رأسه في الوحل؟!”
    نجيب محفوظ, حضرة المحترم

  • #21
    Paulo Coelho
    “People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #22
    Fernando Pessoa
    “I suffer from life and from other people. I can’t look at reality face to face. Even the sun discourages and depresses me. Only at night and all alone, withdrawn, forgotten and lost, with no connection to anything real or useful — only then do I find myself and feel comforted.”
    Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

  • #23
    Libba Bray
    “I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.”
    Libba Bray

  • #24
    Alan W. Watts
    “We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
    Alan W. Watts

  • #25
    John F. Kennedy
    “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.

    [News conference, April 21 1961]
    John F. Kennedy

  • #26
    William S. Burroughs
    “There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?”
    William S. Burroughs, Exterminator!

  • #27
    Ayn Rand
    “Learn to distinguish the difference between errors of knowledge and breaches of morality. An error of knowledge is not a moral flaw, provided you are willing to correct it; only a mystic would judge human beings by the standard of an impossible, automatic omniscience. But a breach of morality is the conscious choice of an action you know to be evil, or a willful evasion of knowledge, a suspension of sight and of thought. That which you do not know, is not a moral charge against you; but that which you refuse to know, is an account of infamy growing in your soul. Make every allowance for errors of knowledge; do not forgive or accept any break of morality.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #28
    Hubert Selby Jr.
    “Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done. ”
    Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

  • #29
    Brandon Sanderson
    “I'm convinced that responsibility is some kind of psychological disease.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia

  • #30
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Human Emotions



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