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Quotes About Catharsis

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Maurice Sendak
“. . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
Maurice Sendak

Oliver Sacks
“The power of music, whether joyous or cathartic must steal on one unawares, come spontaneously as a blessing or a grace--”
Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Richard Flanagan
“The God way. Talking about God this and God that. Fuck God, he had actually wanted to say. Fuck God for having made this world, fucked be his name, now and for fucking ever, fuck God for our lives, fuck God for not saving us, fuck God for not being here and for not saving the men burning on the fucking bamboo.”
Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

T.J. Klune
“Seven smirked as he walked back over to me. "I gave you catharsis last night. Twice.”
T.J. Klune, Burn

Ernest Hemingway
“Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Donna Tartt
“Because it is dangerous to ignore the existence of the irrational. The more cultivated a person is, the more intelligent, the more repressed, then the more he needs some method of channeling the primitive impulses he's worked so hard to subdue. Otherwise those powerful old forces will mass and strengthen until they are violent enough to break free, more violent for the delay, often strong enough to sweep the will away entirely.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Solange nicole
“There's nothing we fear more than our own Reflection. We scream at the monsters within us, hidden deep within our hearts. We run and hide from the terrors all around us- the different mirrors that we see.”
Solange nicole

John Darnielle
“That's what it is. That's what my morning was like: all these real physical heavy positive vibrations, the soul of this tape. The fuzzy groove. The meaning of it all, if it has one: All love, all the time. Peace and happiness in every day. Peace and happiness with cow blood dripping from your hands, bright blood staining your fingerprints because you didn't glove up since you don't normally do prep work. Peace and happiness when you're making a list of everything that's wrong with the world and squinting your eyes tight trying to imagine your way out of it. Peace, peace, peace, happiness, happiness, happiness.”
John Darnielle, Master of Reality

“Each new day begins with a meditation, and ends with a purifying catharsis.”
Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Noorilhuda
“Even in death, her mother was winning.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“If you can get to be you, why can't I get to be me?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“How do you circumvent a mind bent upon lying to get away from the truth?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“I ask you, what would you do if you could erase one bad memory and retain all that was beautiful in your life? Would you not move heaven and earth - and get loads of therapy - to have that?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“What I've always taken away from his words is the sense that we all have something that confines us, that seeks to define us, label us, belittling us in the process, shortchanging our potential. Can it be that that is our sanctuary, our refuge, our way to liberty?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“He wrote to his father every day. His platoon called his dad a girlfriend.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“The list of lifesavers left him numb, clueless - the action, indifferent.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“He also knew the language of The Klingons, but the army had no use for it.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“Aurora, you're a child, live like one, don't act like one. Enjoy the innocence, dump the immaturity.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Hermann Hesse
“Pjesnik čiji nas stihovi ushićuju možda je bio tužan usamljenik a glazbenik neki sjetan sanjar, ali i tada njegovo djelo dijeli vedrinu bogova i zvijezda. Ono što nam umjetnik daje, to više nije njegov mrak, njegova patnja ili tjeskoba, to je kaplja čišste svjetlosti, vječite vedrine. Kad i cijeli narodi i jezici pokušavaju doprijeti do dubine svijeta, u mitovima, kozmologiji i raznim religijama, ono posljednje i najviše što mogu dostići, to je ta vedrina. Sjećas li se starih Indijaca, naš je stari waldzellski učitelj jednom o njima pričao: svijt patnje, razmišljanja, pokore, askeze; ali posljednja velika otkrića njegova duha bila su svijetla i vedra, vedar je smješak onih koji su preboljeli svijet i smješak Buddhe, vedri su likovi njegove dubokoumne mitologije.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Noorilhuda
“She had to save herself from every last one of them. All of them, the people at the orphanage, the foster care system, the middle school, they were all outsiders and strangers and a possible threat.....The counselor couldn't prove otherwise.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

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