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  • #1
    Marcel Proust
    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #2
    Marcel Proust
    “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #3
    Marcel Proust
    “Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer's work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader's recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book's truth.”
    Marcel Proust, Time Regained

  • #4
    Marcel Proust
    “There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said
    things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that
    he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #5
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #6
    Anaïs Nin
    “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #7
    Anaïs Nin
    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #8
    Anaïs Nin
    “From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #9
    Anaïs Nin
    “Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #10
    Anaïs Nin
    “The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #11
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey
    tags: love

  • #12
    Anaïs Nin
    “Stories do not end.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #13
    Booker T. Washington
    “You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.”
    Booker T. Washington

  • #14
    Booker T. Washington
    “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
    Booker T. Washington

  • #15
    Ralph Ellison
    “What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?”
    Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

  • #16
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “Who we are cannot be separated from where we're from.”
    Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

  • #17
    Bahá'u'lláh
    “Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.”
    Bahá'u'lláh

  • #18
    Bahá'u'lláh
    “Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit there from.”
    Bahá'u'lláh

  • #19
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #20
    Paulo Coelho
    “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  • #21
    Paulo Coelho
    “Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

  • #22
    Paulo Coelho
    “Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

  • #23
    Paulo Coelho
    “Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.

    Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meetings are waiting for us, but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  • #24
    Paulo Coelho
    “To love is to lose control.”
    Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

  • #25
    Paulo Coelho
    “If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

  • #26
    Paulo Coelho
    “Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.”
    Paulo Coelho
    tags: brida

  • #27
    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #28
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #29
    Albert Camus
    “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
    Albert Camus

  • #30
    “There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.”
    Albert Dietrich, Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich



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